Wolf resting at home after cancer treatment

Greg Gross

Gov. Tom Wolf is resting at his Mount Wolf home Tuesday after undergoing outpatient prostate cancer treatment.

The treatment caused Wolf to be out of the office for a few days, but he is expected to return to work on Thursday, Jeff Sheridan, spokesman for the administration, said in a news release.

The 67-year-old Democrat has described his cancer as a mild form that would require minor treatment that won’t involve chemotherapy. He publicly disclosedthe cancer in February.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. men, with an estimated 220,000 new cases and 27,500 deaths last year.

It’s the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, with a 15-year relative survival rate of 94 percent.

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