California Governor Jerry Brown has been diagnosed with early prostate cancer and will continue to remain in the office during the four-week period as he undergoes treatment.
According to ABC News, Brown's office gave few details about his treatment or how Brown was found to be suffering from the second-most common cancer to afflict men.
In a statement it said that he would undergo conventional radiotherapy until the week of January 7 for what it called a 'localized' cancer.
"The three-term governor's 'prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects'", University of California, San Francisco oncologist Eric Small, who is Brown's oncologist, said in the statement.
Brown's spokesman Gil Duran declined to comment further, the report added.