Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, diagnosed with malignant melanoma

Doctors removed a dangerous mole from her body six months after telling her she had breast cancer.

Doctors recently diagnosed the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, with malignant melanoma. Six months after being informed that she was suffering from breast cancer, doctors removed a dangerous mole from her body that turned out to be an indication that the Duchess of York was suffering from a rare and malignant skin cancer.

Doctors found the malignant body during the masectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction surgery that the 64-year-old woman had to treat her breast cancer. During this procedure, doctors removed several moles. One of them, a spokesperson for the duchess told The Telegraph, turned out to be a malignant melanoma:

Following her diagnosis with an early form of breast cancer this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma. Her dermatologist asked that several moles were removed and analysed at the same time as the Duchess was undergoing reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, and one of these has been identified as cancerous.

Austria, where Sarah Ferguson is treating her skin cancer

After the diagnosis, which was communicated to the Duchess of York a few days after Christmas, Prince Andrew's ex-wife and member of British royalty, decided to move to Austria. There she entered the Mayrlife clinic and medical spa, where they are treating her and looking for more signs of this type of cancer, according to her spokesperson in statements to the British newspaper:

She is undergoing further investigations to ensure that this [the malignant melanoma] 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 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. She believes her experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, colour and texture and emergence of new moles that can be a sign of melanoma.

The news comes a few days after British royalty reported that the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, had undergone an abdominal procedure that required her to remain hospitalized between 10 and 14 days. That same day, it was also announced that King Charles would have to undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate.