Marina Wheeler, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has revealed she was diagnosed with cervical cancer earlier this year.
Ms Wheeler, a QC who married Mr Johnson in 1993 and separated from him in 2018, told the Sunday Times she underwent surgery twice after being given the news in May.
Writing in The Sunday Times News Review, she said she now considers herself “cancer-free” and urged women to make time for tests.
The 54-year-old is the second wife of the current resident of 10 Downing Street, and the couple share four children.
She told the paper of the importance of regular cervical screening, or smear tests, after a routine check in January revealed the problem which led to procedures in June and July.