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Pennsylvania governor says he has treatable prostate cancer

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Pennsylvania governor says he has treatable prostate cancer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he has a treatable form of prostate cancer. The 67-year-old Wolf said Wednesday that the cancer was detected early by his doctors. He says he has a planned treatment schedule that will last several months. Wolf says it will not impair his ability to perform his […]

Pennsylvania governor says he has treatable prostate cancer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he has a treatable form of prostate cancer.

The 67-year-old Wolf said Wednesday that the cancer was detected early by his doctors. He says he has a planned treatment schedule that will last several months.

Wolf says it will not impair his ability to perform his duties as governor. He says treatment will begin in the coming weeks.

The Democrat took office in January 2015.

At a news conference, Wolf declined to specify what his treatment will be, but he said it will not involve chemotherapy.

He says the cancer was detected during a routine checkup.

His wife, Frances, joined him at the news conference. She says, “We don’t have to be sad about this.”

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