Warren Buffett: “I have prostate cancer stage 1, but not life-threatening”

By on Apr 18, 2012 in Business, United States Comments

Warren Buffett announced on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 that he has stage 1 prostate cancer but noted that it does note pose any danger to his life although it still needs to be treated.



Warren Buffett
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As noted in a letter by Warren Buffett addressed to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, which is also posted on its official website that day, the 81-year old billionaire explained the current status of his health.

“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.” Warren Buffett wrote on his letter.

“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.” Buffett added.

“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.” The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO explained further.

Nevertheless, the ‘2011 world’s third wealthiest person’ emphasized that he feels great as if he is on his normal excellent health and his energy level is 100 percent; and vowed to give updates about his situation as changes would occur which he said is expected.

Back in February, Buffett, also known as ‘Oracle of Omaha‘, sent a 22-page annual letter to Berkshire shareholders and mentioned that he already has an idea about his suggested successor in case he retires, noting that he has two good back-up candidates.



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