Governor Mark Dayton Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
ST. PAUL (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term.
Dayton made the announcement Tuesday, just a day after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address.
The 69-year-old Democrat says he’ll travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon to for tests on why he fainted. He’ll return to Mayo next week to discuss his prostate cancer treatment options.
Dayton says he doesn’t think his diagnosis with prostate cancer is connected with his collapse during his State of the State address.
Dayton said at a news conference Tuesday that a biopsy last week confirmed the cancer. But he said he doesn’t feel any discomfort from it and there’s no indication the cancer has spread.
He says he’ll meet with doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester next week to discuss his treatment options, which might include surgery or radiation.