California Governor Jerry Brown speaks before signing a bill hiking California's minimum wage to $15. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks before signing a bill hiking California’s minimum wage to $15. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo a second round of treatment for prostate cancer later this winter.

The governor’s office, in making the announcement, quoted Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, as saying the 78-year-old’s prognosis is excellent.

“Fortunately this is not extensive disease, can be readily treated with a short course of radiotherapy, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects,” Small said. “The prognosis for Governor Brown is excellent.”

Brown will continue his full work schedule during the treatment, which is expected to occur between late February and early March.

He originally sought treatment five years ago for a localized prostate cancer. The governor has also been treated for skin cancer twice in the past nine years.

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