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Queen Elizabeth Secretly Battled Bone Cancer Before Her Death

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It’s been a year since the death of the beloved Queen Elizabeth of England at the age of 96, a few months after celebrating her platinum Jubilee reign. Recently, an insider revealed in a conversation with The Daily Beast that the monarch suffered bone cancer before her death.

Also, Gyles Brandreth, a close friend of the Queen and a respected Royal biographer, reaffirmed this revelation in his book, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait. He disclosed that the late Royal had been grappling with a form of myeloma—a type of bone marrow cancer, in the months leading up to her demise.

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Queen Elizabeth was on constant pain medication for bone cancer treatment

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Detailing the event in his book, the writer stated that the late Queen’s sickness was responsible for her persistent tiredness, noticeable weight loss, and the ‘mobility issues’ frequently mentioned during her last years.

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“I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer… 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,” he wrote. “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.”

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Her health status was kept a secret

The insider mentioned that the Queen’s health state was kept secret among members of the Royal family while they created scenarios that suggested that the late monarch was perfectly fine. “The secret of her failing health was well guarded, but she had actually been very unwell for a lot longer than most people knew. She was periodically in a great deal of pain, her eyesight was failing, her hearing was failing and she would get easily confused.

She found it very hard to move,” the source confessed to The Daily Beast. “She was in a wheelchair most of the time. She had been so ill for so long that the fact that she was up on her feet being photographed meeting Liz Truss lulled people into a false sense of security.”

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The source concluded that the Royal family employed various means to preserve unprecedented confidentiality. “The family certainly didn’t act in a way that suggested they were concerned. They didn’t, notably, rush to Balmoral as might have been expected if her health was perceived to be in grave peril.”

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