Governor to undergo further radiation
California Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further radiation treatment for prostate cancer first treated in 2012, his office announced Saturday.
Brown’s oncologist, Eric Small of the University of California at San Francisco, said the cancer is not extensive and can be treated with “a short course of radiotherapy.”
“The prognosis for Governor Brown is excellent,” Small added in a brief statement released by Brown’s office. He said the 78year-old governor is not expected to experience any significant side effects.
Brown will continue his full work schedule through treatment, which is planned to occur between late February and early March.
The three-term governor was first treated for early stage prostate cancer in January 2012 and stayed on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment.
The governor’s office did not say how the prostate cancer was detected. Cases are typically found through a PSA blood test or a physical exam.