Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ferguson’s representatives say that “doctors have told her that the prognosis is good,” and that she’s taking solace in those facing similar issues.
“It’s just all very strong unity of facing an enormous fear,” she said. “But you’re not alone. I’m so grateful I’ve talked to so many sufferers with cancer that I can glean from them certain tips that can help me through this moment,” she said. “I’m taking this as a real gift to me, to change my life, to nurture myself, to stop trying to fix everyone else.”
“It’s very important that I speak about it. I don’t mind if no one wants to hear from me. I am telling people out there because I want every single person that is listening to this podcast to go get checked. Go get screened and go do it.”
Most of all? She wants to ensure that other people can receive treatment as efficiently as she has.
“Don’t say it’s not gonna happen to you. Doesn’t matter if you feel fine because cancer can be so silent. … Go get screened. Go get checked. Don’t wait.”