Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has been diagnosed with breast cancer
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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her spokesperson confirmed today.
The illness was detected during a routine mammogram screening, with the Duchess - who used to be married to Prince Andrew - said to be recuperating from surgery with her family.
"She was advised she needed to undergo surgery which has taken place successfully.
"The duchess is receiving the best medical care and her doctors have told her that the prognosis is good. She is now recuperating with her family.
"The duchess wants to express her immense gratitude to all the medical staff who have supported her in recent days.
"She is also hugely thankful to the staff involved in the mammogram which identified her illness, which was otherwise symptom-free, and believes her experience underlines the importance of regular screening."
According to PA, the Duchess was treated at the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London which is known for having treated royal family members for decades.
It is understood she will open up more about her diagnosis to fans on her Tea Talk podcast, with the episode set to go live on Monday.
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