Warren Buffett: I Have Prostate Cancer
6:07 pm, April 17th, 2012
Warren Buffett has prostate cancer.
The 81-year-old billionaire investor and philanthropist announced the news in a statement to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Tuesday.
In his letter, Buffett says he feels “great” and that the stage I diagnosis is “not remotely life-threatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way.”
He plans to begin two months of radiation treatment in July.
His full letter is below:
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This is to let you know that I have been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer. The good news is that I’ve been told by my doctors that my condition is not remotely life-threatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way. I received my diagnosis last Wednesday. I then had a CAT scan and a bone scan on Thursday, followed by an MRI today. These tests showed no incidence of cancer elsewhere in my body.
My doctors and I have decided on a two-month treatment of daily radiation to begin in mid-July. This regimen will restrict my travel during that period, but will not otherwise change my daily routine.
I feel great — as if I were in my normal excellent health — and my energy level is 100 percent. I discovered the cancer because my PSA level (an indicator my doctors had regularly checked for many years) recently jumped beyond its normal elevation and a biopsy seemed warranted.
I will let shareholders know immediately should my health situation change. Eventually, of course, it will; but I believe that day is a long way off.
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