Sarah Ferguson Commends Kate Middleton’s Stoicism, In Light Of Her Own Cancer Battles

“As someone who has faced their own battles with cancer in recent months, I am full of admiration.”
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Sarah Ferguson, who has been going through a double-cancer battle of her own, has shared kind words in support of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales’ journey.

“All my thoughts and prayers are with the Princess of Wales as she starts her treatment,” Ferguson, 64, shared on her official Instagram page.

“I know she will be surrounded by the love of her family and everyone is praying for the best outcome.”

The Duchess of York is no stranger to what it’s like to be given a cancer diagnosis.

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In June 2023, Ferguson was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, detected at a routine mammogram screening. She underwent a successful mastectomy operation and was reported to have ‘beat’ the disease.

However, just six months later, the Duchess received yet another cancer diagnosis. In January 2024 she was confirmed to be battling a malignant melanoma.

The spokesperson said that she had several moles removed as she was undergoing reconstructive surgery after the mastectomy and one was identified as cancerous.

“She is undergoing further investigations to ensure that this has been caught in the early stages,” a representative said at the time. “Clearly, another diagnosis so soon after treatment for breast cancer has been distressing, but the Duchess remains in good spirits.”

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In light of her own battle and experience with battling cancer, Ferguson included a heartfelt note to Catherine.

“As someone who has faced their own battles with cancer in recent months, I am full of admiration for the way she has spoken publicly about her diagnosis and know it will do a tremendous amount of good to raise awareness,” she said.

“I hope she will now be given the time, space and privacy to heal.”

We still do not know what form of cancer Middleton has, although it is believed to have been discovered as a result of her abdominal surgery. While the condition was originally thought to be non-cancerous, further testing revealed it was indeed present.

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“My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I’m now in the early stages of that treatment,” Middleton explained when telling the public of her diagnosis.

It’s believed that Middleton will convalesce at Anmer Hall, the Wales’ home in Norfolk. She is expected to spend Easter there with her family – Prince William, and their three children, Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (8) and Prince Louis (5).

The Prince and Princess of Wales will, in turn, miss the family’s annual Easter Sunday church service, which is held at Windsor.

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