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Wolf on Smart Talk: Prostate cancer treatment w/radioactive seeds

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 16, 2016 9:17 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf says he will have radioactive seeds implanted to treat what he calls a treatable form of prostate cancer he first disclosed last month. 

The 67-year-old discussed the treatment this morning during an appearance on WITF's Smart Talk.

Wolf revealed in February the cancer was detected early by his doctors, but he didn't give details at the time about how it would be treated.  

He has said it wouldn't impair his ability to perform his duties as governor, and he's since kept up a brisk schedule of public appearances.

The Democrat says the cancer was detected during a routine checkup. 

Wolf says his blood levels of PSA protein, or prostate specific antigen, had been rising for years.

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