After ‘Eight Hours’ of Surgery, Sarah Ferguson Is ‘Lucky to Be Alive’

Sarah Ferguson is glad to be living after her breast cancer surgery went well.

The surgery that the Duchess of York had took “eight hours,” and close family members were with her at the hospital.

A spokesman for the Duchess told the Mirror, “Sarah, Duchess of York, was recently diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer detected at a routine mammogram screening. She was advised she needed to undergo surgery which has taken place successfully.”

They said, “The surgery was very long – getting on for eight hours – and it was more involved than people think. Today, the message she wants to get out is that she is very grateful to those who saved her and feels very lucky to be alive. Specifically, the Duchess wants to thank the two incredible surgeons, Christina Choy and Stuart James, who carried out the operation and all the medical team who worked tirelessly to help her.”

This comes after Sarah talked about how her diagnosis has given her strength and a new respect for life.