Secretary of State Richardson gives update on brain cancer

December 13, 2018 GMT

              FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, the Oregon Republican Secretary of state candidate, waves to the crowd during an election night event in Salem, Ore. Secretary of State Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.(AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)

              FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, the Oregon Republican Secretary of state candidate, waves to the crowd during an election night event in Salem, Ore. Secretary of State Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.(AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)

              FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, the Oregon Republican Secretary of state candidate, waves to the crowd during an election night event in Salem, Ore. Secretary of State Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.(AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, the Oregon Republican Secretary of state candidate, waves to the crowd during an election night event in Salem, Ore. Secretary of State Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.(AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, the Oregon Republican Secretary of state candidate, waves to the crowd during an election night event in Salem, Ore. Secretary of State Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.(AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez, File)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.

Richardson had announced in June the presence of a “small, cancerous brain tumor.” Since then, he said Thursday that the “three most recent” MRIs show the tumor has not grown.

The Statesman Journal reports Richardson said the “most challenging” effect of his treatment is its impact on his speech patterns.

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Richardson has been absent from public events.

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gives update on his brain cancer

The Secretary of State’s office hasn’t released the specific type of cancer or his prognosis.

Richardson, an attorney from southern Oregon, was elected in 2016 as Oregon’s first Republican secretary of state since 1985.