Governor being treated for prostate cancer

Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday,


The prognosis for Brown, 74, was excellent, his doctor said.


Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UCSF, issued the following statement: “Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy.  The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects.”


Brown is continuing a full work schedule during the treatment, which is expected to be completed the week of Jan.7, his office said.



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