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King Charles admits cancer diagnosis came as a ‘shock,’ gives treatment update

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returned to official public duties Tuesday as he and wife Queen Camilla visited a cancer treatment center in London where he met with medical specialists.During a visit to University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, the king spoke to fellow cancer patients who are currently undergoing chemotherapy.“It’s always a bit of a shock, isn’t it, when they tell you?” Charles said, per the Times of London, of finding out about his diagnosis in February.Charles was heard telling them that he was feeling “well” and “not too bad” as he continues to receive outpatient treatment.“I’ve got to have my treatment this afternoon as well,” he was heard saying Tuesday.While Charles didn’t reveal details of his diagnosis or treatment plan, he did chat to other patients about their experience with chemo.The monarch asked a male patient whether he was using a cold cap — a method that helps to retain hair growth throughout the procedure.Charles was heard saying that the cold cap method can “help.” He also shook hands with nurses at the facility, telling them, “We really can’t live without you.”Elsewhere, Queen Camilla was heard sharing her knowledge of her husband’s illness, asking patients if they’ve experienced tiredness.“For a lot of people the food starts tasting different,” she also added.Following the king and queen’s visit, one staffer told the outlet, “We were not expecting it at all.

We thought it would be very generic, questions about other people’s treatment.”“But he was very open with the patients about how he was feeling.

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