Sarah, Duchess of York has been diagnosed with skin cancer after several moles were removed during treatment for her last cancer.

The 64-year-old has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma just six months after she was treated for breast cancer.

She is said to be in "good spirits" despite being diagnosed with another cancer so soon after one was treated.

One of the moles was found to be cancerous and doctors are working to establish if it was caught early.

Bury Times: The Duchess of York is said to be in 'good spirits' despite the diagnosisThe Duchess of York is said to be in 'good spirits' despite the diagnosis (Image: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire)

What did the Duchess of York's spokesman say?

In a statement, her spokesman shared: “Following her diagnosis with an early form of breast cancer this summer, Sarah, Duchess of York has now been diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

“Her dermatologist asked that several moles were removed and analysed at the same time as the Duchess was undergoing reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, and one of these has been identified as cancerous.

“She is undergoing further investigations to ensure that this has been caught in the early stages.

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“Clearly, another diagnosis so soon after treatment for breast cancer has been distressing but the Duchess remains in good spirits.

“The Duchess wants to thank the entire medical team which has supported her, particularly her dermatologist whose vigilance ensured the illness was detected when it was.

“She believes her experience underlines the importance of checking the size, shape, colour and texture and emergence of new moles that can be a sign of melanoma.”