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Princess Kate’s cancer type and how it was discovered – according to top doctors

The Princess of Wales disclosed that she is receiving prophylactic chemotherapy subsequent to receiving a cancer diagnosis. She talked about the “huge shock” when tests revealed cancer after her abdominal surgery in January in a video message that was made public on Friday.

She continued, “The surgery was successful. I underwent major abdominal surgery in London in January, and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous.”

 

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“Tests conducted following the procedure, however, revealed the presence of cancer. As a result, my medical team recommended that I start a preventative chemotherapy course, which I am currently doing.”

According to Wales Online, operating physicians have now provided their professional opinions regarding Catherine’s condition, including what kind of cancer it may be and where it originated.

“According to several top oncologists I spoke to, she likely has either an early colon cancer that was removed and cured surgically, or early ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer that was discovered incidentally,” Dr. Marc Siegel, clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Centre, stated in an interview with Fox News.

“In the past, some doctors thought Catherine might have Crohn’s disease, which is a long-term illness that causes swelling in the gut.”Siegel continued, “Inflammatory bowel disease significantly raises the risk for colon or bowel cancer.

 

The Princess of Wales shared a personal video message that was recorded in Windsor by BBC Studios.

 

Many Crohn’s disease patients require surgery, and Siegel believes that this may have been how doctors discovered the future Queen’s cancer.

Siegel continued: “She could have been having bowel surgery for the Crohn’s and they later found it on pathology.”

Instead of gynaecological cancers, which typically cause hair loss from the treatment, Siegel thinks the mother-of-three may have cancer in her colon or bowels, as Catherine still has hers.

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He added that hair loss is not usually a side effect of early colon cancer treatments. Regardless of the type of cancer Catherine may have, Siegel noted that the fact that the royal claimed the procedure was “preventative” suggests the doctors may have eradicated it all.

 

The Prince and Princess of Wales digested Kate’s health news before informing their three children
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Additionally, Siegel comforted the public’s worries by saying, “We need to respect her privacy and show compassion and empathy.” The good news is that the word “preventative” was used, indicating that the cancer was completely removed—possibly through bowel resection—and that the chemotherapy is being administered to raise the likelihood of a non-recurrence.”

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