Statement from the Office of the Governor


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has undergone an outpatient medical procedure to remove a growth from the right side of his nose after tests revealed the presence of basal cell carcinoma.

The procedure was conducted yesterday with local anesthetic and Governor Brown returned home afterward. All of the basal carcinoma cells were removed, but some reconstructive surgery to the nose was required as a result of the procedure.

Governor Brown is at home and has continued to conduct state business today. He will not attend the State Democratic Convention in Sacramento, CA this weekend. In addition, he does not plan to attend public events until the stitches are removed.