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Jerry Brown Has Surgery To Remove Cancerous Growth

Jerry Brown Hospital

First Posted: 05/01/11 02:49 AM ET Updated: 06/30/11 06:12 AM ET

Gov. Jerry Brown has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his nose, his office said Saturday.

The governor's office said in a statement that Brown, 73, had the procedure under local anesthetic Friday, after tests revealed the presence of basal cell carcinoma, a common, slow-growing form of skin cancer, on the right side of his nose.

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Filed by Carly Schwartz  |