Gov­er­nor to un­dergo fur­ther ra­di­a­tion

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

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.

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