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Diagnosis, treatment and return: Kensington Palace answers questions about Kate

Diagnosis, treatment and return: Kensington Palace answers questions about Kate

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Updated March 27, 2024 at 3:54 PM EST

Duchess Kate announced that she had cancer last Friday. And since many royal fans may still have questions about the 42-year-old's health, the Palace has now provided the answers.

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Duchess Kate is currently recovering from her surgery last January, and is focusing on her full recovery, as she said in the video in which she told the world about her cancer.

A few days later, the British Palace has now answered questions regarding the health of the Princess of Wales. According to what was reported by the British newspaper “Mirror”. These are questions on the minds of many people and affect the diagnosis and treatment of women Prince William It will affect.

When did Duchess Kate get her diagnosis?

The Princess of Wales received her diagnosis following surgery in January. According to the Mirror newspaper, Kensington Palace said: “Her condition was diagnosed after completing post-operative tests and evaluating the results.” Kate She said in her video that before the operation it was initially assumed that she did not have cancer.

What type of cancer does Kate have?

The palace did not reveal the type of cancer that the Duchess of Wales suffers from. It is also unknown at what stage it is. None of the information will be made public. “We will not share any other private medical information,” the palace said. “The Princess has a right to privacy regarding medical issues – just as we all do.”

How was cancer diagnosed?

As the Duchess herself said in her video, her doctors initially assumed she didn't have cancer. However, after the operation, cancer was discovered. Kensington Palace said the disease was discovered after “post-operative tests were completed and the results were evaluated.”

What treatment does Kate receive?

Kate said she has been receiving preventive chemotherapy since late February. The Palace said: “The Duchess is currently recovering from preventive chemotherapy. Doctors will decide the duration of treatment. The Palace will not provide any further details about how Kate will be treated.” Preventive chemotherapy is also known as adjuvant therapy.

Why did Kate publicly announce her diagnosis so late?

According to the Mirror, the Duchess wanted to take her time to recover from her abdominal surgery in January, and only then announce her cancer diagnosis. Kate and William decided to wait until their three children, Prince George, 10, could… Princess Charlotte (8) and Prince Louis (5) on Easter weekend. Kensington Palace: “The Princess did not want this information to be released until she and Prince William felt the moment was right for them and their family.”

When will Kate resume her royal duties?

The Duchess said she hopes to return to public life once she feels better. But she also explained that the main thing right now is to focus on her treatment. Kate said: “I have always enjoyed my work and look forward to returning when I am able to. But for now I need to focus on my recovery.”

Kensington Palace said: “The Duchess will return to her public duties when doctors agree. She is in good spirits and focused on making a full recovery. Kensington Palace will, in due course and when the Duchess is able to do so, resume their work and disseminate information on this matter.”

When will Prince William appear in public again?

Prince William is set to resume his public duties once his children return to school after the Easter break. Kensington Palace: “The Prince will continue to carry out both duties, caring for his wife and family and carrying out his public duties, as he has done since the beginning of the year.”

What does King Charles say?

When Duchess Kate published her statement on Friday, Buckingham Palace also said: “His Majesty is very proud of Catherine for having the courage to say what she said.” King Charles also had to undergo surgery in January after being diagnosed with cancer, after which he was in “close contact with his beloved daughter-in-law”. He and his wife, Queen Camilla, will “continue to offer their love and support to the entire family during this difficult time.”

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Duchess Kate announced, in a video on Instagram, that she had cancer. She is said to have decided to speak publicly about her illness about two weeks ago. (Image source: Picture Alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS/Uncredited)

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