Gov. Brown Undergoes Surgery For Cancerous Growth

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- California Governor Jerry Brown underwent surgery last week to remove a cancerous growth from his nose, his office said Saturday.

The growth was removed Friday after tests revealed it may be basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer.

He also required minor reconstructive surgery to his nose, his office said.

Brown, 73, had to skip Saturday's state Democratic Convention and will cancel public attendances until stitches are removed.

His office also noted that he is at home and conducting state business.

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