Skip to comments.Jerry Brown has early-stage prostate cancer
Posted on 12/12/2012 3:09:35 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron
Gov. Jerry Brown is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, his office announced this afternoon. The governor's office described the condition as a "localized prostate cancer" and said Brown is continuing to work a full schedule while being treated with a short course of radiation. It released a statement from Eric Small, Brown's oncologist at University of California San Francisco. "Fortunately, this is early stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," Small said in the statement. "The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects." Brown's office said the treatment is expected to be completed the week of Jan. 7. The 74-year-old governor underwent a procedure in April 2011 to remove skin cancer from his nose.
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Let the gloating begin...
“I hope he’s using obummer care.”
I wouldn’t bet the farm on that.
I wonder if the ObamaCare death panel will give him a âthumb’s downâ as nonessential personnel?
Shirly, you recognized the sarcasm....I really hope he is.
Wouldn’t wish this on anyone. FReepers we’re better than that. He’s not Pol Pot, he’s just Governor Moonbeam. Prayers?
I did recognize the sarcasm. And stop calling me Shirley.
I wouldn’t wish it on anyone either.
However, I would like them to live under and get the same care we serfs will be forced to undergo.
We pay for it, yet they’re exempt.....I’m really having trouble garnering sympathy.
Yes. Particularly when you consider that his replacement would be Gavin Newsome, who makes Brown look like a conservative by comparison.
Agree. We are better than that. As much as I loathe him and all he has stood for since his emergence in the sixties, I don’t wish cancer on anyone.
It’s one of the most survivable forms of cancer, and he caught it early. Why do you frame it as being so terrible? Yes, he’ll likely be incontinent and sexually dysfunctional for the rest of his life if he has a prostatectomy, but prevailing medical wisdom has it that you leave the prostate alone. It’s a very slow growing cancer. Many men live 20+ years with it and never see any problems.
So he finally got someone to “stick it to him” like he does everyone else?
He’s not going to do a Hugo on us!!???
No gloating here, make him endure the same care that we'll all be forced to endure.
Funny thing that they're all exempt.
The story said he’s getting radiation.
Once you get radiation, there’s almost nobody who will do a prostatectomy.
With a good surgeon, the batting average on continence and potency is much higher than you imply. Speaking as a guy who’s been there and done that.
Live long enough, we all get our turn at bat.
Nah, they're the privileged donchaknow.
Both my grandfather and my father have gone through it, and I suspect I’ll be up to bat at some point. My grandfather was diagnosed in his late 60s and the doctors suggested he’d had it since his 40s. He didn’t have it removed. He’s 78 now, still has his prostate and it functions just fine. No markers for worsening.
My father was diagnosed with early-stage at 54. He’s taking the same route as his father. They go for bi-annual checkups and as of now, neither one of them has any issues.
“Yes. Particularly when you consider that his replacement would be Gavin Newsome, who makes Brown look like a conservative by comparison.”
Amen to that. Newsom is the former mayor of San Francisco and now lieutenant governor who would succeed to the governorship should Brown have to resign. He is the creep who had a adulterous affair with the wife of one of his best friends and campaign manager. A real gem of a human being who makes Brown look like a Reagan conservative.
Newsom has also regularly attacked Brown for not being liberal enough.
Newsom has also regularly attacked Brown for not being liberal enough. (In California, the Lt. Gov. and Governor run on separate tickets are often political rivals of one another).
Agreed. He has always been a whack job, but not willfully malevolent that I am aware of. He also had the good taste to date Linda Ronstadt back in the day, or at least use her as a beard.
That was my 1st thought
Get well, Jerry.
Won’t radiation therapy make his hair fall out?
I don’t wish cancer are anybody. I would say that he should resign and take care of himself, but I shudder to think about his replacement. Jerry Brown looks like Ronald Reagan if you compare him to the other Democrats in Sacramento. The California legislature is a Che Guevera fan club.
If you have the slow grow, you probably are ok. My dad died from the fast grow version, and it was a very long painful exit, so I opted for surgery.
Huh, how so?
Jerry Brown and his father destroyed California, wth are you talking about?
I mean it in the relative sense. Brown sure as hell is not one tenth the governor that Reagan was. I am saying that Sacramento is full of hard core Marxists.
Better than the last stage.
The OC death panel will tell Brown there is a shortage of doctors/medications and he will have to treat it himself.
There was a story a week or so ago in the London Telegraph about the husband of a *senior* member of the British Parliament and how he died “like a battery hen” (I think that’s the way it was worded) in a government hospital.It spoke of appalling abuse and neglect.Thank God that neither Osama Obama nor Governor Moonbeam (or their families) will ever have to endure that sort of thing.Folks in flyover country,OTOH....
Jerry and his Dad was/is one of them
Reagan and Brown do not belong in the same sentences.
Didn't he hook up with Debra Winger, too?
Thank you for seeing my point, I was surprised it seemed to get missed by some here.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hope he survives decades, long enough to see even the lefty types adjudge his Browndoggle Train To Nowhere the utter failure and waste that it is.
Didn't he hook up with Debra Winger, too?
IIRC, Linda left because Jerry is a homo.
No he is a crooked lying pile of sh*t and is continuing the demise of a beautiful state. He never had a real plan, only to borrow from the feds. Evil brings bad karma.
But, to a liberal, being a "homo" is a-okay, right?
it’s a good joke as Jerry looks more and more like his dad. But they’re both bald. It’s chemo that does that.
Leftist never admit their failures, they always profess we didn't spend enough, or we just didn't do it right.
Bottom line is more, more, more...of other peoples money, even though history proves blatantly otherwise.
Not if you're a normal female heterosexual.
Don't know what Linda's political persuasion is.
I think heredity already did that.
Brown was a little like Jimmy Carter. If Carter had been more competent, he might have done the country more harm (or not, since he did enough harm as an incompetent).
If Brown had been more focused and not so easily distracted, he might have been more dangerous (unless you believe that his geeky, goofy side made it easier for him to work his way into positions where he could do real harm).
given all the libtards who had their heads up his ass wonder if he got it from them. sorry too old and to pissed off at the way my country is going to be compasionate to an enemy of my country.