Gov. Wolf has been diagnosed with treatable prostate cancer
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer.
The governor and his wife, Frances Donnelly Wolf, held a brief media availability about the issue on Wednesday morning.
Doctors thankfully detected the cancer early, and Wolf is scheduled to begin a treatment schedule in the coming weeks.
“Those treatments will last the next several months, but they will present no impairment to my ability to perform my duties as governor,” Wolf said in a news release. “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,” he added.
Wolf also encouraged Pennsylvanians "to make sure they schedule regular checkups with their doctors and be aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible."