Minnesota Gov. Dayton’s Cancer ‘Treatable And Curable’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton should be able to carry out his duties after a recent prostate cancer diagnosis that doctors say was caught early.

That’s the verdict from his medical care team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester after several visits this week. Dayton revealed his cancer diagnosis last week shortly after fainting during his State of the State speech. His doctors say the collapse was not linked to his cancer.

Mayo Clinic spokesman Karl Oestreich said Thursday that Dayton’s cancer hasn’t spread beyond his prostate and is curable. He says Dayton should be able to continue serving as governor “without significant interruption.”

Dayton’s spokesman Linden Zakula says the governor is weighing two treatment options: radiation and surgery. He’ll make a decision in the coming days.

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