Queen Elizabeth, who reigned over the United Kingdom for more than 70 years, passed away in September of 2020. While her death was a shock to the nation, her cause of death was not revealed until recently. According to “Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait,” an upcoming biography written by author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, Queen Elizabeth was suffering from bone marrow cancer.
Bone marrow cancer, also known as myeloma, is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow, the soft inner part of the bones where blood cells are made. The most common symptom of bone marrow cancer is bone pain, which can range from mild to severe. Other symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, anemia, and frequent infections.
In addition to the physical symptoms, bone marrow cancer can also cause psychological distress. Patients may experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Treatment for bone marrow cancer typically involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or stem cell transplantation.
Queen Elizabeth was a beloved figure in the United Kingdom and around the world. Her long reign was marked by many accomplishments, including the establishment of the Commonwealth of Nations, the modernisation of the monarchy, and the promotion of international peace and understanding. Her death is a great loss to the nation and to the world.
Queen Elizabeth’s illness was kept private during her lifetime, but her legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Her courage and strength in the face of her illness will serve as an inspiration to many. Her life and her work will be remembered for generations to come.