Bury Hospice says King Charles announcing his cancer diagnosis could encourage others to get checked.

This week, Buckingham Palace announced that the King had been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

The news came after the 75-year-old monarch was recently admitted to hospital following an enlarged prostate, although the palace confirmed he does not have prostate cancer.

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He began regular treatment on Monday and is said to be positive about the diagnosis, and is looking forward to returning to public duty as soon as possible.

The King was discharged from hospital after spending three nights there.

The hospice hope the King's openness about his health will encourage others to get symptoms checked.

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Director of income generation at the hospice, Lara Partridge, said: “A cancer diagnosis is a daunting prospect for any family.

“Here at Bury Hospice, like His Royal Highness King Charles, we would encourage anyone to get any concerning symptoms checked as soon as possible.

“We wish His Royal Highness and his family strength and well wishes as King Charles begins treatment.”

Both Bury MPs have also wished the King well.

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Bury North MP James Daly said: “I would like to send my very best wishes to His Majesty The King for a speedy recovery following the news of his cancer diagnosis.

“His Majesty has shown incredible bravery in making this news public, helping to spread awareness for testing and also increasing public understanding for those fighting cancer.

“My thoughts are with His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family together will all those throughout our country who are living with a cancer diagnosis.

“Get well soon Sir.”

Christian Wakeford echoed Keir Starmer’s statement, which read: “On behalf of the Labour Party, I wish His Majesty all the very best for his recovery.

“We look forward to seeing him back to swift full health.”