Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced today that the governor is being treated for prostate cancer.

Brown, 74, is continuing with his full work schedule during his treatment for the early stages of localized prostate cancer, according to his office. The treatment is expected to be completed the week of Jan. 7, 2013.

His oncologist, Dr. Eric Small of the University of California at San Francisco, issued a statement today about Brown’s health.

Small said, “The prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects.”

He said Brown will be undergoing a short course of conventional radiotherapy.

Brown previously served as California governor from 1975 to 1983. He was mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, and served as California attorney general before being elected governor again in November 2010.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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