Celebrities With Prostate Cancer

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
California Gov. Jerry Brown
SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer.

The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course of conventional radiotherapy for “localized prostate cancer,” the statement said.

Brown’s “prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects,” University of California, San Francisco oncologist Eric Small said.

[ READ MORE: Governor Brown Being Treated For Prostate Cancer ]

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Sir Ian McKellen
(CBS NEWS) - Actor Ian McKellen told the U.K.'s Daily Mirror in an article published on Tuesday that he's had prostate cancer for the last six or seven years, but that it is "contained."

"I've had prostate cancer for six or seven years," "The Hobbit" actor told the paper. "When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate it's no big deal."

The 73-year-old British actor said he goes to get check-ups frequently but so far it has remained contained.

"Many, many men die from it but it's one of the cancers that is totally treatable," he said. "I am examined regularly and it's just contained, it's not spreading. I've not had any treatment."

McKellen's latest film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters Friday. [ Ian McKellen Has Prostate Cancer, Report Says ]

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(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
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(Photo by AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo/Victoria Arocho)
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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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(Photo by FREDERICK M. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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(Photo credit by AP Photo)
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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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(Photo by STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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