Gov. Jerry Brown undergoes prostate cancer treatment

Gov. Jerry Brown, who first was identified with prostate most cancers in 2012, will start a brand new spherical of remedy for the illness, his workplace reported on Saturday.

Brown, 78, will keep his duties as governor through the remedy, in line with his workers. No further particulars had been offered about how lengthy the remedy will take, or what prompted its timing.

“Fortuitously this isn’t in depth illness, may be readily handled with a brief course of radiotherapy, and there should not anticipated to be any vital unintended effects,” mentioned Dr. Eric Small, a UC San Francisco oncologist, in an emailed assertion offered to reporters. “The prognosis for Gov. Brown is superb.”

Brown initially learned he had prostate cancer in late 2012 and underwent comparable remedy for a number of weeks. The governor has additionally been handled for basal cell carcinoma — a sort of pores and skin most cancers — twice up to now 9 years, with reconstructive surgical procedure on the appropriate facet of his nostril in 2011.