Governor Dayton to Begin Cancer Treatment in March

The governor announced his diagnosis the day after collapsing at the State of the State address

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer.

Dayton revealed his diagnosis late last month, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address.

His doctors say it has not spread beyond his prostate.

Dayton wrote on Facebook that he is scheduled to have his prostate removed on March 2.

A spokesman says Dayton plans to return to his normal work schedule March 6.

The governor, who recently turned 70, has had several hip and back surgeries during his six years in office.

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