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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:19 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown Being Treated for Prostate Cancer

Source: Huffington Post

Calif Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

JULIET WILLIAMS | December 12, 2012 06:17 PM EST |

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday.

The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course of conventional radiotherapy for "localized prostate cancer," the statement said.

Brown's "prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects," University of California, San Francisco oncologist Eric Small said.

The radiation treatment will be completed the week of Jan. 7, and Brown will continue to work a full schedule, the statement said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121212/us-california-governor-cancer/?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=politics

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Reply Gov. Jerry Brown Being Treated for Prostate Cancer (Original post)
Hissyspit Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
otherone Dec 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
Warpy Dec 2012 #4
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #6
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #5
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #7
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #8
lunatica Dec 2012 #9
LibGranny Dec 2012 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #11
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #12
lexw Dec 2012 #14
Historic NY Dec 2012 #13
David Zephyr Dec 2012 #15

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. Prayers for Jerry. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

2. Prayers for Jerry

indeed

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

3. Oh, NO.

Good thoughts for Jerry...

I sure hope it's the slow-growing kind.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

4. It can be a very slow cancer

Let's hope his is.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. Right. In most cases, some radiation will push it off 10-20 years

and usually something else gets you in that time.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

5. Wishing a speedy recovery to Governor Brown.

Take good care of those burns.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:35 PM

7. Oh good, sounds like they caught it in time!!! n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. Take care and recover quickly, Governor Brown.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:58 PM

9. Best wishes for my Governor

He's too fucking damn good to be taken down by cancer. Period.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:02 PM

10. My husband had prostate cancer last year

and some of the literature we had on the subject said, "Most men will die with Prostate cancer - not from it". My hubby had surgery and radiation therapy and his PSA's levels are nearly 0 which is optimum. Just one of the horrid things that happen when we get old!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

11. Please proceed Governor Brown..

California needs you. This country needs you!

You are in our thoughts!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:25 PM

12. First Hugo, now Jerry.

 

Ouch. Well here's something I hope will cheer him up if he's reading this, which I doubt, lol:



Get well soon Jerry, we're counting on you!

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Response to allrevvedup (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:00 AM

14. That was a great election.

I remember hearing her lame ads on AM radio 2+ years before the election: "What California needs are jobs, better education and lower taxes." Something insanely stupid like that. I recall thinking: "God. Here we go."
And all that money just couldn't do it.
(Side note: I believe the GOP has an over-saturation /hit early theory—hence all the GOP primary debates).

Get well soon, Governor!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:35 PM

13. Good Luck Jerry...

sounds like the right treatment, you'll be find once the initial radiation bumps are overcome. i have a friend who had the same treatment and he is doing great.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

15. Jerry Brown. I love this guy.

Jerry Brown decriminalized homosexuality as his first act as Governor of California in the 1970's. To put that in perspective, decades later, it took a Supreme Court ruling to overturn the sodomy laws in the rest of the United States.

Jerry Brown appointed the first African-American and Latino to the California Supreme Court in the 1970's.

Jerry has been an advocate for women's rights all these many years and a woman's right to choose as sacrosanct.

Jerry Brown created the California Conservation Corp which President Clinton used as the model for Americorp.

Jerry Brown was green long before it was cool to be green.

Jerry Brown created the famous "Diamond Lanes" on California freeways way back in the 1970's which all the other states now call High Occupancy Lanes (HOV). Jerry did it, like so much, first.

Most recently he signed a bill to outlaw the abusive and destructive "therapy" of "curing" homosexuals in the Golden State. Governor Brown (I sure like calling him that once again) called such nonsense "quackery".

I have had to honor to work with him and to know him, albeit many years ago.

This news troubles me, but I know Governor Brown will face this with grit and with his great character that has made Californians love him.

Godspeed to Jerry and his wife, puppy and all the Brown family.

The Browns: California's First Family

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