A statement released by Buckingham Palace confirms that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.
The King, who had recently visited the hospital to undergo a procedure for a benign prostrate enlargement, was diagnosed with an unconfirmed form of cancer after a “separate issue of concern” was noted during the King’s stay in the hospital.
The statement released by Buckingham Palace reads as follows:
“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.”
“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.”
A statement from Buckingham Palace: https://t.co/zmYuaWBKw6
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According to an article published by the BBC regarding the King’s recent diagnosis, UK figures suggest that the chance of getting cancer increases with age, with more than 36% of new cancer cases diagnosed in individuals aged 75 and over.
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