The doctor says that if King Charles’ cancer has spread to important parts of his body and becomes hard to treat, he might only have a few years left to live.
Yesterday, people who love the royal family everywhere were surprised to find out that the King has cancer. This news came after he had a medical procedure to deal with a big prostate.
Buckingham Palace said that the cancer is not because of his prostate. They said it’s a different problem they found while he was in the hospital.
When the King had his procedure for his prostate, they noticed another problem,” Buckingham Palace said on Monday.
They found out that Charles has a type of cancer after doing more tests.
The palace said Charles will take a break from his public duties for treatment, but they are hopeful about his chances.
“Today, His Majesty started getting regular treatments. Doctors told him to avoid public events while he gets treated. But he will keep doing his official work and paperwork like always.
“The King is thankful for his doctors’ quick help. They were able to find this problem because of his recent hospital visit. He is staying positive about his treatment and hopes to get back to his public duties soon.”
The King shared his diagnosis so people wouldn’t guess and so it might help others understand cancer.
Radar Online talked to medical experts and guessed that Charles’ cancer is likely near his prostate and might be in his liver, stomach, or lung.
Dr. Stuart Fischer from New York said, “Usually, people don’t die from prostate cancer itself. There are medicines to help, like anti-testosterones, which can stop the cancer from spreading.”
Dr. Fischer added, “If the cancer has spread to places like the lung and liver, it’s hard to treat. If that’s the case, he might have a few years left to live, if he’s lucky.
Another doctor, Dr. Gabe Mirkin, told Radar that they probably found the cancer while examining King Charles with a sonogram, CT scan, or MRI.
“When cancer spreads to other organs, usually people don’t live longer than five years,” Mirkin said.
We hope King Charles gets better soon!