Warren Buffet Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer (FULL-TEXT OF LETTER TO SHAREHOLDERS)

 @Gooch700 on April 17 2012 5:26 PM
Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Buffett attends the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley
Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett attends the second day of the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 7, 2011. REUTERS

In a letter to shareholders, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here is letter from the Berkshire Hathaway website:

"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.

Warren E. Buffett."

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