Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, completed radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to the Omaha World-Herald, a newspaper owned by his company.
“Today I had my 44th and last day of radiation,” Mr Buffett told newspaper executives, according to a report on the World-Herald’s website yesterday. “I’ll be feeling the side-effects for a few weeks yet, but I am so glad to say that’s over.”
Mr Buffett said in April that he was diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer and that he would begin a two-month treatment of daily radiation in July that would limit his travel. He said at the Berkshire annual meeting in May that the diagnosis is a “minor event” and that he feels “terrific’’.
“What I have is not that serious, it has the word ‘cancer’ in it and that tends to alarm people,” Mr Buffett told Bloomberg Television on May 5.
“If you’re 81, and you have stage one prostate cancer, it’s not going to be the thing that kills you in all probability. And you engage in radiation, which even reduces it further.”
Mr Buffett is now 82. The treatments began at the Nebraska Medical Centre in mid-July, the newspaper reported. Paul Baltes, a spokesman for the hospital, declined to comment…
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