“Frances and I recently learned I have prostate cancer that was thankfully detected early,” Wolf stated. “My doctors made the diagnosis after a regular checkup revealed abnormalities.”
“In consultation with my doctors, I have a planned treatment schedule that will begin in the coming weeks,” the Governor continued. “Those treatments will last the next several months, but they will present no impairment to my ability to perform my duties as governor. 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. I encourage everyone in Pennsylvania to make sure they schedule regular checkups with their doctors and be aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible.”
The Governor and the First Lady held a brief press conference to discuss the news.
They both talked about the importance of early detection and emphasized that this is a treatable problem.
We’ll have more, including video of the press conference, in the future.
UPDATE: The Governor’s office has posted the video of Wolf’s statement this morning: