Prince Andrew's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, who recently underwent surgery for breast cancer, is suffering from “malignant melanoma,” a skin cancer, her spokesman announced on Sunday.
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“After being diagnosed this summer with an early form of breast cancer, Sarah, Duchess of York, has just learned that she has malignant melanoma,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
It was discovered during examinations ordered by a dermatologist, when Sarah Ferguson, 64, was to undergo reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
One of the moles that was removed and examined was “determined to be cancerous,” the spokesperson said, adding that the Duchess “remains in good spirits” despite the bad news.
He added: “She believes her experience highlights the importance of checking the size, shape, colour, texture as well as the appearance of new moles which could be a sign of skin cancer.”
The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, who fell from grace after sexual assault accusations ended in a financial settlement, Fergie continues to share a mansion near Windsor Castle with King Charles' brother.
If the Duchess of York is no longer part of the active members of the royal family, information regarding her new illness comes a few days after Princess Kate, 42, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to the hospital, suffering from a mysterious “abdominal crisis.” “Surgery” and canceled all his official commitments until at least the end of March until he recovers.
William, the heir to the throne, also reduced his schedule to stay with his children and support his wife.
King Charles III, 75, is due to undergo surgery next week to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, which will also require a “short period” of recovery.
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