Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with skin cancer months after beating breast cancer

Sarah Ferguson has been diagnosed with skin cancer just six months after undergoing a mastectomy to treat breast cancer.

The Duchess of York, 64, is in “good spirits” despite the “distressing” diagnosis, her spokesperson said.

“Following her diagnosis with an early form of breast cancer this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma,” the statement, which was issued Sunday, read.

The mother of two had multiple moles removed and analyzed by dermatologists during reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, and one of the moles was found to be cancerous.

“The Duchess wants to thank the entire medical team which has supported her, particularly her dermatologist whose vigilance ensured the illness was detected when it was,” the statement went on.

Sarah Ferguson has been diagnosed with cancer again. Getty Images
The Duchess of York previously beat breast cancer. Drew Altizer Photography/Shutterstock

“She believes her experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, color and texture and emergence of new moles that can be a sign of melanoma.

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

The Sun was the first to report the news.

Ferguson, who shares daughters Princess Beatrice, 35, and Princess Eugenie, 33, with the disgraced Prince Andrew, revealed her breast cancer diagnosis last June.

“[It] has been distressing, but the Duchess remains in good spirits,” her spokesperson said Sunday. sarahferguson15/Instagram

She underwent a mastectomy and recovered from the procedure at Royal Lodge in Windsor, where she famously resides with her ex, the Duke of York, despite divorcing nearly three decades ago.

“She’s had lots of support, both her daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are being very supportive, as is Andrew,” an insider told Page Six at the time.


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The “Her Heart for a Compass” author later addressed the surgery on her podcast, “Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah.”

She has leaned on her daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, throughout her multiple cancer battles. sarahferguson15/Instagram

“When I look back, you know, I was OK … I got good legs and look good, and I didn’t like myself, and that was because, I think, you know, I was always compared to Diana,” she admitted, referencing her late sister in law, Princess Diana.

She also described the procedure as a “waking up” moment to “stop self-hatred.”

“[It took] a body part to be cut off to wake up and stop worrying, stop self-hatred, stop self-doubt, stop all these things. Stop not liking yourself,” she said.