Sarah, Duchess of York Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Urges Everyone to go get Screened

Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Sarah, Duchess of York, the former wife of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, shared in an episode of her Tea Talks podcast that she has had a single mastectomy on Sunday after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

She added that the early form of Breast Cancer was discovered during her routine mammogram. She also urged her podcast listeners to go get the mammogram screening for early detection. 

Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with Breast Cancer
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During the podcast, which was recorded before her surgery, she said, “Tomorrow I’m going in for a mastectomy. I want every single person who is listening to this podcast to go get checked, go get screened, and go do it".

"I'm taking this as a real gift to me to change my life, to nurture myself," said the duchess, adding she would "stop trying to fix everyone else" and start "taking myself seriously".

"Now is my chance," she said. "This extraordinary position I'm in right now - it means there's no choice. "I can't make another excuse. I have to go through this operation and I have to be well and strong. And therefore no choice is the best choice."

Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Sarah, Duchess of York ©sarahferguson15 IG 

Her spokesman said: "She was advised she needed to undergo surgery which has taken place successfully." Doctors attending the duchess said the prognosis is good.

The Duchess of York underwent the procedure on Sunday at King Edward VII hospital, a private clinic in central London which treated the Royal Family. 

The duchess is said to have returned home to Windsor following the operation, where she is now recovering. 

Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Duchess of York with her two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie  ©Sarah Ferguson Instagram 

She is currently living in the Royal Lodge near Windsor Castle with Prince Andrew. Although they are no longer married, the Duke and Duchess of York continue to share home. 

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
The Duke and Duchess of York at the Royal Ascot Race im 2019

In a statement, her spokesman expressed the duchess's "immense gratitude to all the medical staff who have supported her in recent days".

Sarah Duchess of York
Sarah with Queen Elizabeth's two corgis©Sarah Ferguson Instagram 

She had been "symptom free" before the screening and the statement said she "believes her experience underlines the importance of regular screening".

Sarah Duchess of York
©Sarah Ferguson Instagram 

Sarah, Duchess of York has a revitalized career as a book author and already released two full length novels: " Her Heart for a Compass" and "A Most Intriguing Lady".

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