United Kingdom: King Charles III suffers from a “form of cancer”

King Charles III is suffering from a “form of cancer”, discovered during his prostate operation around ten days ago, and has started treatment without planning to cease his activities, the palace announced this Monday, February 5 of Buckingham in a press release.

King Charles III leaving a private clinic in central London, January 29, 2024. © Alberto Pezzali / AP

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 During the King's recent hospital procedure for benign prostatic hypertrophy, a distinct problem was noted 

” and “

subsequent tests identified a form of cancer

 ,” Buckingham Palace explains in a press release, specifying that

Charles III


will continue to look after the affairs of state

”. Doctors, however, advised the British king to suspend his public activities. Other members of the royal family are expected to fill in for him during his treatment.

The type of cancer was not revealed, but according to a statement from Buckingham Palace, the king began “ 

regular treatments 

” on Monday. No further details are shared about the stage of the cancer or a prognosis, according to the BBC. To quell the inevitable abdication rumors, Buckingham Palace said the king " 

remains fully positive and hopes to return to full public duties as soon as possible


King Charles III underwent prostate surgery at a private London hospital more than a week ago. The king had chosen to make his treatment public, in a bid to encourage more men to undergo prostate exams, the palace said at the time. The UK Health Service (NHS) website showed an increase in problems related to prostate conditions.

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