California Governor Jerry Brown being 'treated for prostate cancer'
California Governor Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer, his office has said.
It said that Brown will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, calling the typically energetic 74-year-old chief executive's prognosis 'excellent'.
According to ABC News, Brown's office gave few details about his treatment or how Brown was found to be suffering from the second-most common cancer to afflict men.
In a statement it said that he would undergo conventional radiotherapy until the week of January 7 for what it called a 'localized' cancer.
"The three-term governor's 'prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects'", University of California, San Francisco oncologist Eric Small, who is Brown's oncologist, said in the statement.
Brown's spokesman Gil Duran declined to comment further, the report added.