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A new biography claims Queen Elizabeth battled cancer alone in final months of her life

A new biography has claimed that Queen Elizabeth II ‘was battling cancer’ in the last few months of her life. Prince Philip's friend Gyles Brandreth made this claim about the late monarch in the upcoming biography "Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait."

By wasmulhaq 
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London: A new biography has claimed that Queen Elizabeth II ‘was battling cancer’ in the last few months of her life. Prince Philip’s friend Gyles Brandreth made this claim about the late monarch in the upcoming biography “Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait.”

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Queen Elizabeth II’s death was officially attributed to ‘old age.’ However, Gyles Brandreth mentions that the queen actually died of a rare bone marrow cancer.

According to Gyles Brandreth, the Queen’s fatigue, weight loss, and “mobility difficulties,” which were frequently warned about during the last year or so of her life, could all be attributed to a bone marrow malignancy.

Bone pain is the most common symptom of myeloma, especially in the pelvis and lower back. Indeed, multiple myeloma is a disease that primarily affects the elderly. Its exact cure is currently not available, but medicines are available that prevent weakness of the bones; they are helpful in reducing the severity of its symptoms so that patients’ survival chances increase by months or two to three years, the book claimed.

The book also makes it clear the Queen suffered periods of low energy, despite telling aides she was firm to remain busy after the passing of her husband, Philip, in April last year.

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