Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is recuperating with her family as she recovers from a major operation after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Duchess of York has revealed that she is recovering from a successful surgery for her breast cancer diagnosis.
Sarah Ferguson, 63, was recently diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer following a routine mammogram few weeks ago.
Sarah Ferguson underwent a “successful” major operation after being admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone on Tuesday, a private clinic which previously treated the late Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals. She was discharged on Sunday to rest at home in Windsor.
“Sarah, Duchess of York was recently diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer detected at a routine mammogram screening,” her spokesman told BBC News.
“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.”
“Ferguson, widely known as Fergie, had been symptom-free. She emphasized the importance of regular breast cancer screening based on her experience”, her spokesperson said.
Ferguson currently resides at Royal Lodge with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew. The pair were divorced in 1996 after a decade of marriage, but have remained close friends.
It is understood she is now recuperating there with him and her daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 33, along with her three grandchildren.