Well-wishes have been pouring in from residents across Kidderminster following the King's shock cancer diagnosis. 

Last night (Monday, February 5), Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III had been diagnosed with a "form of cancer". 

The Palace confirmed the disease, which is not prostate cancer, was discovered while the King was being treated in hospital for an enlarged prostate.

Following the shock announcement, public figures and residents in Kidderminster took to social media to share their concerns and wishes for a speedy recovery. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The King has already started treatment The King has already started treatment (Image: PA)

Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier said: "The diagnosis is, of course, worrying for us all and our best wishes go out to him and his family. 

"However, it is good that the King has been open about his medical condition as it encourages men to check-in with their doctors sooner than would otherwise be the case. 

"King Charles is turning his recent health adversity into an encouraging public health message and that is a good thing." 

Resident Michael Baynton said: "Wishing you a speedy recovery." 

Another resident, Sharon Smith, added: "Praying each day brings you closer to healing and recovery." 

Meanwhile, the King has already started a schedule of regular treatments and is said to be receiving expert medical care from a specialist team. 

He has been advised to postpone his public-facing duties but remains "wholly positive" about his treatment. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The full statement from Buckingham Palace The full statement from Buckingham Palace (Image: Buckingham Palace/PA Wire)

Speaking about the importance of getting symptoms checked, the Chief Medical Officer for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dr Will Taylor, added: "I would urge anyone to speak to their GP or health professional if they are worried about any sudden or unusual symptoms for them.

"They might not be due to serious illness but getting them checked is essential. If it is cancer or another serious problem, the earlier it is investigated the higher the chance of successful treatment.

"People can also find out more information on cancer symptoms on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/symptoms."