Fergie tells women to get themselves checked for breast cancer after shock diagnosis: Duchess of York, 63, stresses ‘importance of regular screening’ after undergoing operation at King Edward VII Hospital – as she recovers at home in Windsor
By Rebecca English Royal Editor and Claire Duffin and Stewart Carr , updated
The Duchess of York says she is ‘hugely thankful’ to hospital staff involved in the mammogram which detected her breast cancer and believes her experience ‘underlines the importance of regular screening’.
Sarah, 63, was diagnosed with an early form of the disease after a routine screening, her spokesman said, which had presented no symptoms.
After undergoing surgery at the private King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, central London, she has been told her prognosis is good and she is recuperating at Windsor with her family.
In a statement, a spokesman said Sarah wanted to ‘express her immense gratitude to all …