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Cancer and Princess Kate: What kind of diagnosis did Kate Middleton receive?

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Kate Middleton’s Friday video announcement of her cancer diagnosis may have shed some light on why she’s been disappearing from the public eye lately — and there’s been an outpouring of support for her and the royal family since then — but it raised another question.

What type of cancer causes this Princess of Wales have?

While experts agree that Middleton is entitled to medical privacy and is not required to reveal the details of her condition – and that few people know her specific medical details – some doctors have ideas and theories about it based on their findings Possible causes of the disease exchanged their own expertise.

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Dr. Marc Siegel, a clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Fox News medical contributor, said he has spoken to several cancer doctors about the possible causes the Princess’s cancer diagnosis based on previously available information.

“One of the heads of medical oncology at NYU Langone Cancer Institute believes it may be colon cancer and that the major abdominal surgery she underwent may have been a colon resection for Crohn’s disease,” Siegel told Fox News Digital. (Neither Siegel nor the doctors he spoke with personally evaluated Middleton.)

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is shown visiting a British school in 2021. (AP)

In previous years, it was reported that Middleton suffers from Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

“Inflammatory bowel disease significantly increases the risk of colon or colorectal cancer,” Siegel added.

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It was widely reported that Middleton had a major Abdominal surgery in January.

According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, a large proportion of Crohn’s patients – up to half – will eventually need surgery to relieve symptoms.

“She may have had intestinal surgery for Crohn’s disease, and later they found it in pathology,” Siegel suggested, once again emphasizing a professional guess based on years of experience.

Kate Middleton in a blue blazer looks serious while talking to someone

It was widely reported that Middleton had major abdominal surgery in January this year. Now she has revealed that she is battling cancer. (Ian Vogler/Getty Images)

Such an operation would also explain the longer recovery time, he added.

Siegel said chemotherapy for colon or colorectal cancer would include oxiplatin (intravenous) and Xeloda (oral) for several weeks.

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It is also possible that gynecological cancer was discovered, experts say.

“[The surgery] “It may have been a hysterectomy and she may have been diagnosed with ovarian, uterine or cervical cancer that was localized and removed,” Siegel suggested.

“But to take action against it [idea] “is that there is no evidence of hair loss caused by Taxol, the predominant intravenous treatment for these gynecological cancers.”

Ovarian cysts can be visible on routine imaging tests and removed laparoscopically – and the diagnosis of cancer is often made later, the doctor said.

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The chemo that is administered Early stage colon cancer does not regularly cause hair loss, Siegel noted.

“I have now spoken to several experts – both top oncologists and colorectal surgeons – and they all say the same thing,” he added.

“She probably has either early colon or colon cancer that was removed and surgically cured, or ovarian or uterine cancer.”

In her video message, Middleton said she had started “preventive chemotherapy.”

Whatever type of cancer the princess has or has had, Siegel said he is hopeful that her prognosis could be good.

“I was diagnosed with a lot of cancer [cases]“Unfortunately it has come to this point, but more and more often it is early enough to be cured,” he said.

Kate Middleton sits on a bench in a white top with navy blue stripes and announces that she has cancer

A close friend of Kate Middleton told the Sunday Times that the princess wrote “every word” of her cancer announcement – which she made via video on Friday. Since then, she has received an outpouring of public sympathy and concern. (The Prince and Princess of Wales Twitter)

“Whatever type of cancer it is, they seem to have eliminated it.”

In her video message, Middleton said she had started treatment:preventive chemotherapy.”

“We must respect their privacy and show compassion and empathy.”

“The good news is that the word ‘preventative’ was used, which would mean that the cancer has been completely removed, presumably through intestinal resection, and that chemotherapy is being given to increase the chance of recurrence,” Siegel said.

The chance of recurrence is much lower with chemotherapy, the doctor added.

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Siegel particularly emphasized Middleton’s Right to privacy.

“We must respect her privacy and show compassion and empathy, especially given her young age and young children,” he told Fox News Digital.

“These documents should be inviolable,” he also said of her personal medical data.

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On Friday, Middleton revealed in her video message that after her abdominal surgery, doctors initially believed her condition was “non-cancerous,” but further tests proved otherwise.

“My medical team therefore advised me to undergo preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of this treatment,” she shared.

Angelica Stabile and Caroline Thayer, both of Fox News Digital, contributed reporting.

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