Queen Elizabeth II has suffered a painful battle with cancer in recent years

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

The Queen, who died in September after more than 70 years on the throne, was working her way through the agony of bone marrow cancer – the most common symptom of which is bone pain, according to Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, an upcoming biography by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

In the months leading up to her death at the age of 96, there was much speculation that the Queen was battling an illness. Her death certificate officially listed the cause of death as “age.”

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

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

“There is currently no known cure, but treatment — including drugs to regulate the immune system and drugs that help prevent bone weakening — can reduce the severity of symptoms and extend the patient’s survival by months or two to three years.” “

Queen Elizabeth II, October 2020
Queen Elizabeth died in September at the age of 96. The official cause of death was given as “age”.
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The royal biography highlights the Queen’s stoicism following the death of her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.

She reportedly told a lady-in-waiting that preoccupation with her royal duties helped her cope with the loss and refused to give in to grief.

“My husband would certainly not have agreed,” said the Queen. According to the book, she watched the BBC police drama Line of Duty to keep her spirits up.

However, in the fall of last year, her doctors told her to take rest due to fatigue.

“I have to be sensible,” she admitted of her deteriorating health.

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

“The Queen has things firmly under control. To use military jargon, there were only a few days between the flash and the bang. There was bargaining and she did it,” reveals a senior courtier in the book.

But she took a ride with her “favorite son” the day after he was relieved of his duties and spoke out in favor of having him by her side at Philip’s memorial service.

She apparently listened earnestly when the Duke of York attempted to explain his connection to Epstein and responded with a single word: “Fascinating.”

https://nypost.com/2022/11/25/queen-elizabeth-ii-suffered-through-painful-cancer-battle-in-final-years/ Queen Elizabeth II has suffered a painful battle with cancer in recent years


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