King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer, Buckingham Palace announced. The diagnosis was made recently while the British monarch was undergoing treatment at the London Clinic for a benign enlargement of the prostate, The Guardian newspaper reported.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that “during the king's recent hospital procedure for benign enlargement of the prostate, another issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer,” he stated.
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In addition, the note added that “his majesty has begun a regular treatment program today, during which time doctors have advised him to postpone his public duties.”
The official statement did not specify what type of cancer the monarch suffers from.
What the statement from Buckingham Palace says
The note clarified that during the treatment, the king “will continue to carry out state affairs and official procedures as usual.”
“The king thanks his medical team for their quick intervention, which was made possible by his recent hospital procedure. “He remains entirely positive about the treatment received and hopes to return to fully performing his public duties as soon as possible,” he indicated.
FILE – King Charles III of Great Britain (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP, file)By: AP
“His Majesty has decided to share his diagnosis to avoid speculation and in the hope that it can help public understanding of all those around the world affected by cancer,” the statement said.
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