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California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer

By CNN Staff
December 13, 2012 -- Updated 0227 GMT (1027 HKT)
Doctors treating California Gov. Jerry Brown for prostate cancer his prognosis is excellent.
Doctors treating California Gov. Jerry Brown for prostate cancer his prognosis is excellent.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "This is early-stage localized prostate cancer," an oncologist says
  • Brown's treatment is expected to be completed in early January, his office says

(CNN) -- Doctors said Wednesday the prognosis is excellent for California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer.

"Fortunately, this is early-stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," said oncologist Dr. Eric Small of the University of California, San Francisco, according to a statement from Brown's office.

Brown, 74, is maintaining a full work schedule and is not expected to have significant side effects from the treatment, which is expected to be completed in early January, his office said.

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