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.