Princess Catherine undergoing preventive chemotherapy after cancer diagnosis

The Straits Times April 1, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: Princess Catherine of Wales, formerly Kate Middleton, is undergoing preventive chemotherapy after a cancer diagnosis following abdominal surgery in January. Preventive chemotherapy, known as adjuvant chemotherapy, aims to permanently cure early-stage cancer before relapse. Medical imaging may not detect all cancer cells, making preventive chemotherapy crucial. Decisions on treatment are based on risk calculations. Preventive chemotherapy may not guarantee a cancer-free outcome due to potential treatment-resistant cells. Patients can opt out based on risk assessment.

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