King Charles to Undergo Surgery for Prostate Condition

King Charles III is scheduled to undergo hospital treatment for an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace announced.

While the King’s condition is benign, he will be undergoing a corrective procedure, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The 75-year-old monarch will temporarily postpone his public engagements to allow for a brief period of recuperation.

It is unclear what corrective procedure he will undergo and whether or not it is invasive.

King Charles will undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate. Credit: supplied.
King Charles will undergo surgery for an enlarged prostate. Credit: supplied.

The news came shortly after Kensington Palace announced The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, is recovering in hospital following abdominal surgery.

“In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” the statement said.

Benign prostate enlargement is non-cancerous and is common in men over 50, medical experts say.

Around one in three men over 50 will have symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a gland that sits just below the bladder.

Despite being generally non-threatening to health, an enlarged prostate can lead to symptoms such as difficulty passing urine or emptying the bladder.

Notably, the condition does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Treatment options for an enlarged prostate include surgery, laser treatments, and even steam procedures.

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