Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from stomach cancer said his defense lawyer on Monday, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to stand trial.

Mubarak has cancer and this was included in the last medical report, said lawyer Farid el-Deeb, Reuters reported.

Mubarak was hospitalized in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after reportedly suffering heart problems during initial questioning. He is due to stand trial on August 3 for the killing of protesters and abuse of power.