CELEBRITY HEALTH – Sarah Ferguson has been diagnosed with skin cancer just months after being treated for breast cancer, it is reported.
Her Health Updates
The Duchess of York has had a mole removed from her body which tests have since found to be a malignant melanoma which is the most serious type of skin cancer.
It comes after the 64-year-old underwent a breast operation for cancer last year, with insiders saying it has ‘not been an easy time’ for her.
The mother-of-two is reported to have has a number of moles removed while undergoing breast reconstruction surgery last year, one of which was found to be malignant.
She Has Been in Hospital
The author is reported to have spent the last few weeks in Austria after spending some time with the Royal Family at Sandringham over Christmas.
It is hoped that the cancer was found early enough that she won’t have any further problems, but will undergo further tests to determine whether it has spread.
The Latest Diagnosis
A spokesman for Sarah, Duchess of York said: ‘Following her diagnosis with an early form of breast cancer this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
‘Her dermatologist asked that several moles were removed and analysed at the same time as the Duchess was undergoing reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, and one of these has been identified as cancerous.
‘She is undergoing further investigations to ensure that this has been caught in the early stages.
‘Clearly, another diagnosis so soon after treatment for breast cancer has been distressing but the Duchess remains in good spirits.’