Minnesota Gov. Dayton not waiting to start cancer treatment

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Posted: Feb 03, 2017 11:06 AM
Minnesota Gov. Dayton not waiting to start cancer treatment

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to begin treatment for prostate cancer as soon as possible.

The Democratic governor revealed his diagnosis last week, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. A Mayo Clinic spokesman says Dayton's cancer hasn't spread beyond his prostate and that it is curable.

Dayton was upbeat while discussing his prognosis Friday, calling it "as good of news as you can get" with cancer. He plans to choose between surgery and radiation this week.

But Dayton says it can't wait months until Minnesota's legislative session ends. It's unclear how much time he may need to recuperate after treatment.