BREAKING NEWS: King Charles III has cancer

Buckingham Palace did not reveal where the cancer is located

by Lorenzo Ciotti
BREAKING NEWS: King Charles III has cancer
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According to what the BBC reported after an announcement from Buckingham Palace, King Charles III has cancer.

His Majesty was discharged last Monday 29 January from the London Clinic after undergoing surgery the previous Friday for a benign prostate condition and after three nights spent in hospital.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the news of King Charles' cancer, specifying that the cancer is not in the prostate. The tumor was diagnosed after the operation the king underwent at the London Clinic.

King Charles III
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Buckingham Palace did not indicate where the cancer is located or what type it is, merely underlining that the tumor is considered treatable and that Charles has started a course of regular treatments today, adding that the pause in official public commitments began after the prostate surgery is destined to be extended at this point and that other senior members of the royal family will be called upon to take their place.

King Charles III has a cancer

Below is the statement from Buckingham Palace:

"During the King's recent hospital operation for a benign enlargement of the prostate, another issue of concern arose. Subsequent diagnostic tests identified a form of cancer. His Majesty today began a program of regular treatments, during which doctors have advised him to postpone his public engagements.

During this period, His Majesty will continue to deal with state affairs and official paperwork as usual. The King is grateful to his medical team for their prompt intervention, made possible thanks to his recent hospital surgery.

He remains totally positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public service as soon as possible. Her Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope that it will aid public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer."

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