How regularly do you go for health checks? Poll of the week

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) King Charles III leaves The London Clinic after undergoing a corrective procedure for an enlarged prostate on January 29, 2024 in London, England. The King has been receiving treatment for an enlarged prostate, spending three nights at the London Clinic and visited daily by his wife Queen Camilla. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
King Charles's cancer diagnosis has highlighted the need to get your health checked regularly. (Getty Images)

After Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles has received a diagnosis for cancer while getting treated for a separate health issue, it has been highlighted just how important it is to get our health checked regularly.

On Monday 5 February, it was revealed that the monarch received the diagnosis for an undisclosed "form of cancer" while in hospital to treat a benign prostate enlargement.

The Palace said in a statement that the King has started a "schedule of regular treatments" and has been advised against undertaking public-facing duties.

His Majesty is "grateful to his medical team for their swift intervention", the statement continued.

Later, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told BBC Radio 5 Live that the King's cancer was "caught early", adding that he hoped the monarch will make a full recovery.

The King's cancer diagnosis comes less than two weeks after it was announced that he would undergo a procedure to treat an enlarged prostate, which was benign.

The Palace acknowledged that the cancer may not have been detected if it wasn't for the recent hospital procedure.

In light of this, let us know how regularly you get your physical health checked in our Poll of the Week:

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