London, Feb 5 (EFE). – British King Charles III has been diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.
In a statement, the palace said the tumor was discovered during a recent surgical procedure to treat an enlarged prostate on Jan. 26.
The 75-year-old king began a regular schedule of treatment on Monday, during which he will suspend his public activities, the statement said.
“During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer,” it added.
Despite the cancellation of his upcoming public activities, Charles III will continue to carry out his duties as usual.
“His Majesty has chosen to share his diagnosis to prevent speculation and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer,” the statement said.
Charles III “remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”
The King also expressed his gratitude to the medical team attending him for their rapid intervention, which made his recent surgery possible. EFE