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Governor Jerry Brown Receiving Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Michael Juliani |
December 12, 2012 | 3:22 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

The governor at a press conference.  (Wikimedia Commons)
The governor at a press conference. (Wikimedia Commons)

Governor Jerry Brown is receiving treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday afternoon, according to the Sacramento Bee.

"Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," Governor Brown's oncologist Eric Small said in a statement.  "The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects."

The 74-year-old governor is continuing to work a full schedule while undergoing the radiation treatment.

In April 2011, he had skin cancer removed from his nose. 


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