On June 25, news broke that Sarah Ferguson had not only been diagnosed with breast cancer, but that she had already gone through a successful surgery. And during her Tea Talks with the Duchess & Sarah Podcast, she and her cohost chatted about exactly what led to her getting the mammogram done that would confirm her diagnosis.
During the fourth episode of the podcase, Ferguson spoke about a conversation she had with her sister, Jane. Apparently she was not really in the mood to head to London where she would be getting the mammogram done. It was after a bank holiday and she didn't really want to head out in the heat. However, her sister pushed her to just go and get it done.
According to People Magazine, not only did she credit here sister with getting her to go and get the procedure done, but she also spoke about their father who had passed away from prostate cancer. The Duchess explained that the reason she was being open about this on her podcast was because:
"I don't mind if no one wants to hear from me. Because I'm telling you that I am doing this. I am telling people out there because want every single person that is listening to this podcast to go get checked, go get screened and go do it"- Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson thanks her sister for convincing her to keep her mammogram appointment that led to breast cancer diagnosis
After news broke that Sarah Ferguson had not only been diagnosed with breast cancer, but had already undergone the necessary surgery to handle the disease, she took to social media to post a very simple thank you to her followers.
In a post to her Instagram account, Ferguson simply shared a picture of a flower with the words "thank you so much for such kindness and support" over the image. It was a simple acknowledgment of the fact that she has a lot of support from the people, especially during difficult times.
And much like Sarah Ferguson pointed out during the podcast, sometimes all it takes is a small push from someone who loves you to do what needs to be done. Plus, having her open up about what's going on might also inspire someone else to get checked, even if they don't think there is anything wrong.