Buckingham Palace hasn’t revealed exact details on the type of the disease discovered
More messages of support have been posted on social media for King Charles – the Lord of Mann.
The 75-year-old was diagnosed with a form of cancer – which was detected during The King’s recent hospital admission and subsequent procedure for a benign prostate enlargement.
Buckingham Palace hasn’t revealed exact details on the type of the disease discovered, except to say it’s not prostate cancer.
Charles has postponed his public duties but will still carry out state business, including weekly meetings with the UK Prime Minister.
Prince William will cover some engagements on his father’s behalf.
Chief Minister Alfred Cannan took to ‘X’ saying his thoughts were with the Royal Family
The Diocese of Sodor and Man has shared a prayer in support of his Majesty:
Politicians on the Island have also extended their messages.
Onchan MHK Rob Callister wished Charles a speedy recovery:
Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Tim Glover says ‘…just like all of us a diagnosis like this really hits home to nearest and dearest’
According to Macmillian Cancer Support there are currently 3 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is expected to rise to 3.5 million by 2025.
It’s thought 1,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every day in the UK.
Here on the Island, the Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association is encouraging people to contact their GP and seek treatment if they need it.
In a statement to Manx Radio, Sandy Denning, the charity’s executive officer, says they are sorry to hear of King Charles’s diagnosis, but are very grateful that The Palace chose to make it public.
She adds it’s thought the cancer has been found early which gives His Majesty a great deal of hope as he embarks on his treatment plan.
Sandy says early diagnosis is key and is now urging Manx residents to seek help if they are worried about any signs or symptoms that they may be experiencing.
“If anything doesn’t feel right for you, then please contact your GP! Do it today – it could save your life!”