Attorney General Doug Peterson has undergone prostate cancer surgery, according to his office, and is recovering at home.
According to the Attorney General’s office, Peterson had surgery after testing in December “provided early detection indicators” of prostate cancer. The office says Peterson and his family determined it would be prudent to have surgery.
“Peterson is keeping in continual contact with his office and holding daily conferences with senior staff as he recovers at home with his family,” according to a news release from the office.
His office reports the surgeon believes the procedure was successful. Further test results from the surgery should be available later this week.
Peterson encourages men over the age of 50 to undergo a medical examination for prostate cancer as well as learn the signs of prostate cancer to recognize its early stages.