Sarah Ferguson Diagnosed with Melanoma After Breast Cancer Treatment

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been diagnosed with a serious illness. Despite this, she remains optimistic.

At 64, Sarah Ferguson faced a skin cancer diagnosis just months after her breast cancer treatment. Last year, she had several moles removed during a breast reconstruction surgery, one of which turned out to be malignant. "Following her early breast cancer diagnosis this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York, now has malignant melanoma. Her dermatologist requested the removal and analysis of several moles during the reconstructive surgery post-mastectomy, and one was identified as cancerous. She's undergoing further investigation to ensure it was caught early," a spokesperson for the Duchess reported.
Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with skin cancer
Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with skin cancer
Despite the diagnosis, Sarah maintains her optimism. She expresses gratitude to the specialists helping her fight the disease. The former wife of Prince Andrew hopes her experience highlights the importance of timely health check-ups. A source mentioned that the new diagnosis, coming soon after her breast cancer treatment, is concerning.

However, the Duchess remains upbeat. She wants to thank the entire medical team supporting her, especially her dermatologist, whose vigilance ensured early disease detection. The Duchess believes her experience underscores the importance of checking moles for changes in size, shape, color, texture, or the appearance of new ones, which could be signs of melanoma.
One of the moles on the duchess's body turned out to be malignant
One of the moles on the duchess's body turned out to be malignant
Ferguson is under the care of Dr. Andrew Furness, a medical oncology consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, and Catherine Borisevich, a consultant dermatologist at King Edward VII's Hospital in London. Sarah is recovering at Mayrlife, a prestigious clinic in Austria that has hosted celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, and Rebel Wilson.

The Duchess is a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust and spoke at the Breast Cancer Care gala concert in 2019. Her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, is a patron of the British Skin Foundation and works with skin cancer patients. The Duchess's father, Roland Ferguson, was diagnosed with prostate and skin cancer ten years before his death. In November, after her breast cancer battle, the Duchess shared her fears of cancer spreading elsewhere and admitted waking up in panic at night. She stressed the importance of mammography visits before expressing concerns about her future.
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