Governor Brown will undergo further treatment for prostate cancer

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 (Rich Pedroncelli)

The Office of the Governor today announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will undergo further treatment for prostate cancer.

Dr. Eric Small, Governor Brown's oncologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, issued the following statement:

"Fortunately this is not extensive disease, can be readily treated with a short course of radiotherapy, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects. The prognosis for Governor Brown is excellent."

Governor Brown continues his full work schedule and will do so during the treatment, which is expected to occur between late February and early March.
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