California Gov. Jerry Brown smiles after receiving a book, "The Torah: A Woman's Commentary," after speaking to congregants celebrating Yom Kippur at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. He said that support of Proposition 30, his tax initiative on the November ballot, is essential for California to resolve its budget problems. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The Governor’s Office today announced that Governor Brown is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer.
Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UCSF, issued the following statement: “Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy. The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects.”
Governor Brown is continuing a full work schedule during the treatment, which is expected to be completed the week of January 7, 2013.