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King Charles is set to go to hospital to be treated for an enlarged prostate as he will undergo surgery next week, Buckingham Palace has announced. The announcement from the Palace came a few hours after it was revealed that Princess Kate was in hospital after planned abdominal surgery.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate.

“His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The King’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation.”

The King has rescheduled several commitments during the time of his procedure.

As the King will go for the treatment of Prostate cancer, an expert has shut down the misconceptions about the condition and its connection to cancer.

Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Information & Clinical Support at Prostate Cancer UK told Express.co.uk: “We wish the King well as he begins his treatment for an enlarged prostate, and we are thankful that his openness will raise more awareness about the condition.

‌“An enlarged prostate is very common in men over 50. It isn’t caused by cancer, and it doesn’t increase your risk of getting prostate cancer.

“A man with an enlarged prostate might get symptoms such as difficulty peeing, a weak flow, urinating more often – or even no symptoms at all.

“If you are worried about any of these sorts of symptoms, we suggest you contact your GP who can assess them.

“If you have any concerns, take the 30-second Risk Checker on our website. You can call Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383 from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, or via live webchat.”

According to the NHS, benign prostate enlargement is “the medical term to describe an enlarged prostate, a condition that can affect how you pee”.

The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, found between the penis and the bladder. It’s not cancerous, nor does it increase your risk of developing prostate cancer.

It’s common in men over the age of 50 – it can affect younger men, but that is a lot rarer.

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