Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed heartbreaking news concerning his sister in a social media post uploaded on Saturday.
On Facebook, the prime minister revealed that Katerina Mitsotaki was diagnosed with cancer.
The statement in full:
"I share, today, with you a family problem because this comes to bridge a difficult human moment with public policy. Sadly, a few days ago, my sister Katerina was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"Fortunately, however, the tumor was detected early, in her preventive mastography.
"A great adventure begins now Katerina had her first chemo treatment the other day. She faced the sad news with the calm and optimism that distinguishes her.
"And she has every reason to be optimistic because she discovered malice at an early stage. Science has made great strides in treating breast cancer and provides excellent anti-cancer care in our country. In addition, the tens of thousands of Greek women who emerged victorious from this battle.
"I know that every health checkup causes fear or hesitation. But it is necessary. In fact, for all women between 50 and 64 years old, the state offers free mastographs through the "Fofi Gennimata" program. Make the most of it!
"In recent months, we have already identified more than 3,000 cases of early-stage breast cancer, with very good treatment prognosis. One of them is Katerina..."
Katerina is the third daughter of Konstantinos Mitsotakis, father of the current prime minister.
Konstantinos was married to Marika Giannoukou from 1953 until her death on 6 May 2012. They had four children.
His first daughter, Dora Bakoyannis, New Democracy Member of Parliament, founder and president of Democratic Alliance party, was the mayor of Athens (2003–2006) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009. His second daughter Alexandra Mitsotakis Gourdain is a Greek civil society activist. His third daughter is Katerina.