Queen Elizabeth may have been dealing with bone marrow cancer
India Today is reporting that a new royal biographer is claiming that Queen Elizabeth II suffered from bone cancer during the last year of her life. The official cause of death was listed as old age but Gyles Brandreth, a friend of Prince Philip, has written in his new book " that the monarch began suffering from the illness that took her life shortly after her husband died. In Elizabeth: An intimate portrait Brandreth wrote"
"I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer — which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those ‘mobility issues’ we were often told about during the last year or so of her life," According to the CDC age is the most significant risk factor for myeloma which is cancer of the white blood cells. "The most prevalent symptom is bone pain, particularly in the pelvis and lower back, and multiple myeloma is a disease that primarily affects the elderly".
The New York Post says there was much speculation that Queen Elizabeth was dealing with some type of illness months before she died. Buckingham Palace is not likely to comment on this revelation one way or the other but if the queen did suffer from myeloma the diagnosis of cancer that is predominately found in the elderly would explain why at 96 she was said to have died of old age. Cancer is considered a natural cause of death because it takes place internally but many do not consider there to be anything "natural" about the disease at all.