Following the announcement that King Charles has cancer, thousands of royal fans have been waiting for Buckingham Palace to give more details about the monarch’s health, including the type of cancer he has.
In a statement released on the royal family’s social media, they revealed that the cancer diagnosis was learned following prostate surgery he underwent last Friday, January 26.
“During the King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was identified. Subsequent diagnostic tests have revealed a form of cancer,” the palace said in a statement.
What kind of cancer does the King have?
The king underwent surgery for a health problem. Some reports said the diagnosis was prostate cancer, but others said it could be bladder cancer. The nature of the monarch’s cancer has not been officially confirmed.
Although it has been reported that the King will begin his treatment, Buckingham has not yet revealed what type of cancer it is, but they made it clear that it is not prostate cancer.
The Telegraph reports: Buckingham Palace said diagnostic tests had identified “a form of cancer”, but the precise type has not been specified.
These tests followed the monarch’s recent procedure for a benign prostate enlargement, when a “separate issue of concern” was noted.
All that has been confirmed so far is that it is not prostate cancer.
The King was last seen attending a church service on Sunday.
Charles looked tired but smiled and waved to the public as he and the Queen, accompanied by a member of the clergy, walked to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.