In response to the news of Sarah, Duchess of York’s breast cancer diagnosis, Addie Mitchell, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We are sorry to hear the news of Sarah, Duchess of York’s recent diagnosis of breast cancer. We send our best wishes and support to the Duchess, her family and anyone affected by this news.
“Nothing can prepare you for the shock of hearing the words ‘you have breast cancer’, and sadly every 10 minutes one woman in the UK experiences this.
“That the Duchess’s breast cancer was identified early via mammogram is testament to the importance of breast screening. The sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the more likely treatment is to be successful, and we encourage women to attend their routine screening appointments when invited.
"Anyone seeking information and support can speak to Breast Cancer Now’s expert nurses by calling the charity’s free Helpline on 0808 800 6000.”