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Queen Elizabeth secretly battled with cancer in last months of her life: Book

Nov 26, 2022 11:58 AM IST

Queen Elizabeth II: The official cause of Queen Elizabeth II was listed as "old age".

Queen Elizabeth II 'was battling cancer' in the last few months of her life, a new biography has claimed. Gyles Brandreth, a friend of Prince Philip, made the claims about the late monarch in an upcoming biography called ‘Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait’.

Queen Elizabeth II: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace balcony.(AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace balcony.(AFP)

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The official cause of Queen Elizabeth II was listed as "old age", but Gyles Brandreth claimed it was actually a rare form of bone marrow cancer that took the Queen Elizbaeth II's life.

“I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer — which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those ‘mobility issues’ we were often told about during the last year or so of her life,” Gyles Brandreth said.

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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. Currently, there is no known cure, but treatment — including medicines to help regulate the immune system and drugs that help prevent the weakening of the bones — can reduce the severity of its symptoms and extend the patient’s survival by months or two to three years,” the book claimed.

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The book also claims the Queen suffered periods of low energy, despite telling aides she was determined to stay busy after her husband Philip's death in April last year.

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