By SNN.BZ STAFF
King Charles III diagnosed with cancer after prostate surgery.
Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles III, 75, has been diagnosed with a form of cancer after undergoing a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate at the London Clinic, a private hospital in central London.
The palace did not disclose the type or stage of the cancer but confirmed that it was not prostate cancer. The King has started a schedule of regular treatments and has postponed his public duties for the time being.
The cancer was discovered during the King’s hospital stay from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29, when he received a corrective surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition that affects older men.
The King had decided to share his diagnosis to encourage other men who may have symptoms to get checked, according to the palace.
The King was accompanied by his wife, Queen Camilla, 76, who has been supporting him throughout his ordeal. The Queen, who is the patron of the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department and the colonel-in-chief of several regiments, had taken on four public engagements last week while the King was recovering from his surgery.
She is now expected to focus on her husband’s health and well-being.
The King’s eldest son, Prince William, 41, has stepped up to take on more responsibilities as the heir to the throne and the future head of the Commonwealth.
Prince William, is the president of the Football Association and the patron of several charities, is set to resume his royal duties this week with an investiture ceremony and a gala dinner. He has also visited his father in the hospital and expressed his gratitude for the public’s support and prayers.
The King’s younger son, Prince Harry, 38, who lives in California with his wife Meghan and their two children, is planning to fly to the UK to see his father in the coming days. The Prince, who has been involved in various humanitarian and environmental causes, has been in touch with his family and has sent his best wishes to his father.
The recent news of King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis has shocked and saddened the nation, as well as the royal family. It has also presented an opportunity for his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to put aside their differences and support each other and their families in this difficult time.
Prince William and Prince Harry, have been estranged for years due to personal and professional conflicts. This is a perfect opportunity to use this moment to reconnect and reconcile, not only for their father’s sake, but also for their own and the sake of the kingdom’s subjects and the public worldwide.
A show of brotherly love and compassion would go a long way to calm down the British public, who have already endured the loss of the Prince of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II in the past two years. The brothers, who once shared a close bond and a common grief over their mother’s death, could also honor her legacy by healing their relationship and setting an example for their own children and future generations.
The King ascended the throne in May 2022, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned for 70 years. He is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the head of state of 15 other Commonwealth realms, including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The King is known for his passion and advocacy for various issues, such as the environment, climate change, organic farming, interfaith dialogue, and youth empowerment. He is also the founder and patron of The Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps young people achieve their potential.
The King’s diagnosis has shocked and saddened many people around the world, who have sent their messages of sympathy and hope. The palace has thanked the public for their kindness and asked for privacy and respect during this difficult time.
While King Charles was not diagnosed with prostate cancer, the cancer he was diagnosed with was found while he was being treated for the prostate enlargement. The doctors did not identify what kind of cancer he has been diagnosed with or what stage it is at.
On the matter of prostate cancer, it is the most common cancer in men in the UK and the US.
It can cause symptoms such as difficulty urinating, blood in urine or semen, pain in the lower back or pelvis, and erectile dysfunction. However, some men may have no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the disease.
The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after the age of 50. Other risk factors include family history, ethnicity, obesity, and diet.
The best way to detect prostate cancer early is to have a prostate exam, which involves a blood test and a physical examination of the prostate gland. A prostate exam can help find prostate cancer before it spreads and becomes harder to treat.
If you are an older man and you have not had a prostate exam, you should contact your physician immediately and ask for one. If you do not have a personal physician, you should contact the national cancer number in your country and ask for advice and support. The national cancer numbers are:
- In the UK: 0808 800 4040 (Cancer Research UK helpline)
- In the US: 1-800-4-CANCER (National Cancer Institute contact center)
Do not ignore or delay your prostate exam. It could save your life.
While it takes approximately 11 and a half hours to fly (one way) from Montecito, California to London, England, Harry’s meeting with his father lasted only 45 minutes. Unfortunately, possibly as a result of Harry’s writing about Queen Camilla in SPARE, he received no invitation to spend the night in any of the Royal Family’s homes.
He was also not invited to spend a few days with his father at Sandringham, where King Charles III was headed with his wife, Queen Camilla, to recover.
Additionally, Kensington Palace, where Prince William and Princess Katherine’s office staff still work, promptly informed Harry that there would be no opportunity to meet with his older brother, William.