Gov. Jerry Brown to undergo additional cancer treatment

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Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further treatment for prostate cancer, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor published Saturday.

According to the press release, Brown is expected to undergo treatment between late February and early March. He was previously treated for prostate cancer in 2012.

Brown’s oncologist at the UCSF Medical Center, Dr. Eric Small, said in a statement that the disease was “not extensive.” He added that the disease can be treated with “a short course of radiotherapy,” which is unlikely to have any significant side effects.

“The prognosis for Governor Brown is excellent,” Small said in his statement.

According to the press release, Brown is currently working his full schedule and will continue to do so while undergoing treatment.

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