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Yahoo readers reveal how often they get their physical health checked

Yahoo UK's poll of the week lets you vote and indicate your strength of feeling on one of the week's hot topics. After 72 hours the poll closes and, each Friday, we'll publish and analyse the results, giving readers the chance to see how polarising a topic has become and if their view chimes with other Yahoo UK readers.

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Yahoo readers revealed how regularly they get their physical health checked. (Getty Images)

This week, the importance of going for regular health checks and treatments became a highlight after King Charles III revealed he has been diagnosed with a "form of cancer".

The monarch was in hospital to treat a benign enlarged prostate when doctors discovered a separate issue, which was later revealed to be cancer.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that the King was grateful for his medical team's "swift intervention, which was made possible thanks to his recent hospital procedure". King Charles remains "wholly positive about his treatment".

In light of the King's diagnosis, many people have no doubt thought about getting their own health checked out. The NHS has guidelines for who is eligible for to go for certain cancer screenings, which you can read up on here.

Yahoo News UK asked our readers how regularly they get the health of their body checked, here are the results:

How regularly do you get the health of your body checked?
How regularly do you get the health of your body checked?

Our poll from Monday at midday until midday Thursday asked: 'How regularly do you get the health of your body checked?'

It received 1,349 votes and showed 50% of Yahoo readers hardly ever or never get their physical health checked regularly.

Some 28% of voters said they go for check-ups 'somewhat regularly', with just 9% saying they went regularly, which means getting checked four times a year or more.

50% of Yahoo readers hardly ever or never get their physical health checked regularly

Yahoo News UK readers were also asked: 'How concerned are you about getting cancer?'

On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you about getting cancer?
On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you about getting cancer?

This poll received 1,291 votes with the most common vote being 10, indicating most readers are very concerned about the possibility of getting cancer.

The average strength-of-feeling score on all the votes was 7 out of 10.

Most readers are very concerned about the possibility of getting cancer

Our original poll article can be found here.

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