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Princess Kate breaks silence, announces cancer diagnosis; says she is undergoing treatment




United Kingdom (ENN) - Kate, the Princess of Wales, announced in a video that she was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.


The diagnosis comes after a "major abdominal surgery" the Princess had in mid-January. In her video, she said it was believed that her condition was non-cancerous, however, doctors discovered cancer after treatment.


“The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present,” Kate said in a videotaped statement.


"This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family," Kate said. "As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to cover from major surgery in order to start my treatment."


The Princess will be undergoing a preventative chemotherapy and she said in her statement that she "will be ok."


News of her diagnosis follows weeks of rampant speculation about the Princess of Wales’ health after the details of her surgery were initially kept shrouded in secrecy. Her shock diagnosis also comes just months after her father-in-law, King Charles, revealed he, too, was battling cancer.


The type of cancer was not included in her statement.


Kate encouraged others battling cancer "in any form" to keep the faith.

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