Dayton recovering at Mayo from prostate cancer surgery

March 4, 2017 GMT

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is recovering from surgery to treat a recent prostate cancer diagnosis.

His deputy chief of staff, Linden Zakula, said Dayton’s surgery went as planned Thursday, with the procedure ending about 11:30 a.m. Zakula says the governor is resting comfortably at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is expected to stay in Rochester until Saturday and return to work on Monday.

Dayton revealed his diagnosis just a day after he collapsed during his State of the State address last month. His doctors have said the cancer was caught early and is treatable.


The governor posted on Facebook on Thursday evening that the surgeon found the cancer had not spread beyond the prostate.

“Once again I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in a state proximate to the Mayo Clinic and its fantastic doctors and nurses, and to have insurance that covers its treatments,” Dayton wrote.