Pennsylvania gov diagnosed with prostate cancer

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has been diagnosed with treatable prostate cancer, he said in a statement released Wednesday.

Wolf said that he has a planned treatment schedule that will start in the upcoming weeks.


"Those treatments will last the next several months, but they will present no impairment to my ability to perform my duties as governor," he said.

"Prior to beginning treatment, I will take a brief time to spend with my family. I am very thankful that my doctors caught this cancer quickly and have worked with me to plan a treatment schedule that will address my medical issues and allow me to serve the people of Pennsylvania."

Wolf encouraged people in his state to make sure they get regular checkups and are aware of screening guidelines so "early detection and treatment can be possible."