Residents and communities across Worthing and Arun will join me in praising His Majesty the King for his selfless actions following such a difficult diagnosis.
We all pray it has been caught early enough for him to continue his selfless dedication in service to our nation.
In going public with his diagnosis, he has brought to the forefront the importance of regular testing and early diagnosis of such terrible diseases as cancer.
1000 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Millions are living with a diagnosis and undergoing treatment.
In Worthing West alone, there are over 3,700 cases every year, with only half of this amount surviving.
It is increasingly likely that almost everyone reading this post will have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly.
With early detection through standard practices like mammograms, prostate exams and blood tests, we can treat cancer sooner and with less invasive methods.
I encourage all to attend tests and appointments when invited and to be aware of the noticeable symptoms of common forms of cancer.
Every day, science and medical research gives added hope for a better tomorrow. I stand with cancer patients in support of improved early detection, increased research and even better treatment.