Queen Elizabeth II suffered through painful cancer battle in final years

Queen Elizabeth II spent her final years secretly suffering through a painful cancer, according to a new biography of the late British monarch.

The queen, who died in September after more than 70 years on the throne, had been battling bone marrow cancer — a common symptom of which is bone pain, according to “Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait,” an upcoming biography by the author and broadcaster. Gyles Brandreth.

In the months leading up to her death at the age of 96, there were widespread rumors that the Queen was suffering from an illness. His death certificate officially listed his cause of death as “old age.”

“I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma – cancer of the bone marrow – which could explain her fatigue and weight loss and the ‘mobility issues’ we were told about over the last year or so of her life,” Brandreth wrote. the book, which is serialized by The Daily Mail.

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“The most common symptom of myeloma is bone pain, especially in the pelvis and lower back, and multiple myeloma is a disease that often affects the elderly,” the former Congressman wrote.

“At the moment there is no known cure, but treatment — including drugs to help adjust the body’s immunity and drugs to help prevent osteoporosis — can reduce the severity of its symptoms and increase the patient’s survival time by two to three months or years. .”

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Queen Elizabeth II, October 2020
Queen Elizabeth died aged 96 in September. His official cause of death was listed as “old age.”
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The royal biography reveals the Queen’s ignorance after the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.

She is said to have told the lady-in-waiting that preoccupation with her royal duties helped her cope with the loss, and refused to bear the grief.

“Surely my husband would not agree,” said the Queen. He watched the BBC police drama “Line of Duty” to cheer him up, the book said.

By the fall of last year, however, he was encouraged by his doctors to take it easy due to fatigue.

“I have to be sane,” he admitted to his deteriorating health.

The book also claims that the Queen took no time in deciding to strip Prince Andrew of his royal duties following his interview with the BBC about his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2019.

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“The Queen took a firm grip on things. To use military jargon, there were only a few days between flash and bang. Action was called and she took it,” reveals a senior official in the book.

But he allowed himself to be photographed riding in a car with his “beloved son” the day after he was released from his job and supported having him by his side at Philip’s memorial service.

He apparently listened intently when the Duke of York tried to explain his relationship with Epstein, responding with only one word: “Interesting.”


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