Fergie diagnosed with skin cancer


Months after Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, she has now also been diagnosed with skin cancer.

“Following her diagnosis with an early form of breast cancer this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York, has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma,” her spokesperson announced on Sunday.

According to the spokesperson, Ferguson, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, recently underwent tests which finally led to her diagnosis. The tests were requested by a dermatologist before Ferguson, who had previously undergone a mastectomy, was to undergo breast reconstruction.

Ferguson, 64, had several moles removed and analyzed. One of them was cancerous.

“She is undergoing further investigations to ensure that it was detected in the early stages.

“Another diagnosis so soon after treatment for breast cancer was undoubtedly upsetting, but the Duchess remains in good spirits.

“She believes her experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, color and texture of moles, as well as the formation of new moles as possible signs of melanoma,” says the spokesperson.

This news follows shortly after Buckingham Palace said last week that King Charles III must undergo treatment for an enlarged prostate.

Princess Catherine, the Duchess of Wales, was also admitted to hospital last week for a planned operation on her abdomen.

Catherine will not resume her royal duties until after the Easter weekend.

Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced in 1996 after 10 years together, but still live together. They have two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as three grandchildren.