Remarks by Governor Wolf on Treatable Cancer Diagnosis

February 24, 2016

Pennsylvania State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA


Hi everybody, I just wanted to — I think you got the news — I want to do three things today. First of all, mention that my wife and I just recently found out that I have a mild case of prostate cancer. We detected it early, fortunately, so it’s easily treatable. And I want to do three things.

First of all, just make sure that you are aware of this, in the interest of openness and transparency.

Second, to make clear that what I’m going through is treatable and actually will not impair my ability to do my duties as governor.

And third, I just want to make the point that I found this in a routine checkup and because I had the routine checkup it was detected early and I can do something about it. I want to make sure that this is an example of why routine checkups actually matter and make a difference.

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