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What is preventative chemotherapy? Kate Middleton’s cancer treatment explained

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Kate Middleton has been diagnosed with cancer, Kensington Palace announced.In a video statement released on Friday, the Princess of Wales, 42, revealed her diagnosis, more than three months after undergoing a planned abdominal surgery when doctors believed her condition to be non-cancerous.“However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present,” she said in the video, released by the palace. “My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.”While the palace did not disclose what kind or stage of cancer she has, the diagnosis “shocked” both her and Prince William, but she assured viewers she is “well and getting stronger every day” after her successful January surgery.“At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer,” continued Middleton, who has remained out of the public eye since the Jan.

17 procedure. “For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”In the royal announcement Friday, Kate thanked the public for their support and asked for “space and privacy” while she completes preventative chemotherapy treatment.Dr.

Marleen Meyers, an oncologist and the director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, told The Post that while it’s “difficult to comment on [Middleton’s] specific treatment” since the type or stage of the Princess of Wales’ cancer is unknown, preventative chemotherapy is all about lowering risk.“Preventive chemo, also called adjuvant chemotherapy, is sometimes used after the primary cancer is removed to try to lower the risk of it coming back,” Meyers said.The.

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