Warren Buffet has prostate cancer - Macleans.ca

Warren Buffet has prostate cancer


Warren Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and an outspoken advocate of raising taxes on America’s wealthy, revealed in a letter to shareholders on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. Here’s what he wrote:

“To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:

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.

Contact Marc D. Hamburg 402-346-1400

Warren E. Buffett”

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