King Charles III diagnosed with cancer. What is the possible diagnosis? The opinion of Dr Gérald Kierzek

King Charles III diagnosed with cancer.  What is the possible diagnosis?  The opinion of Dr Gérald Kierzek

An official press release from Buckingham Palace informed us last night: King Charles III is suffering from cancer, discovered during his last surgery. Our details with Dr Gérald Kierzek, medical director of TipsForWomens.

New shock in the United Kingdom. In an official press release published Monday evening, February 5, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III is currently suffering from cancer, without specifying its nature. An announcement which comes just a few days after his surgery for an enlarged prostate, which however would not be the site of his cancer.

A “form of cancer” detected during his hospitalization

“Her Majesty was treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy. It was during this procedure that the distinct area of ​​concern was noted and subsequently diagnosed as a form of cancer. This second pathology will now benefit from appropriate treatment,” underlines the spokesperson. Following this diagnosis, doctors advised King Charles III to suspend all public functions for the time being. However, he would continue to work despite his treatment, which he has already started.

In other news this morning, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was grateful that the disease “was detected early and hopes that the king will recover quickly. Data that was not provided in the press release.

Two possibilities according to Dr. Gérald Kierzek

According to Dr. Gérald Kierzek, medical director of TipsForWomens, there are two possibilities:

“It’s not prostate cancer. There are two possibilities left in my opinion:

  • Either it is a cancer detected during the pre-operative assessment because he is a king, he may have had a rather extensive assessment, MRI, CT scan, blood tests, perhaps tumor markers and the doctors failed on an anomaly, a cancer either solid or liquid.
  • Either it is a cancer detected during the intervention and by doing the cystoscopie, they noticed that there was something in the bladder; Or they took advantage of general anesthesia to carry out another examination such as colonoscopy. In any case, they realized the presence of cancer thanks to this intervention.”

It’s difficult to say much more without having the medical file in front of you.

The questions that arise now are above all what stage, what prognosis and what treatment but also what compatibility with professional commitments. This is probably information that will be communicated soon” specifies our expert.

The choice of transparency to avoid any speculation

The official press release, rather sober, emphasizes that the king “remains totally positive” regarding its treatment. It also specifies the desire to communicate openly to the British people.

“Her Majesty has chosen to share her diagnosis to avoid speculation and in the hope that it may help the public understand all those around the world affected by cancer.”

In the British media, speculation this morning is rife. It must be said that this start of the year is “medically” busy for the royal family. And this announcement of cancer comes after that of Sarah Ferguson and her skin cancer, and especially the mysterious intervention of Kate Middleton for which she is currently in convalescence. .