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Gov. Jerry Brown resting after outpatient surgery

April 30, 2011 |  6:33 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown had a cancerous growth removed from his nose in an outpatient procedure Friday, his aides said in a statement late Saturday.

Brown underwent the procedure to remove basal carcinoma cells as well as some reconstructive surgery at a doctor's office in Oakland and was treated with a local anesthetic. Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common forms of skin cancer, and can be caused by sun exposure.

Brown continues to work on his gubernatorial duties, the statement said, but cancelled his Sunday appearance at the California Democratic convention in Sacramento. The statement from the governor's office said he will not appear in public until his stitches are removed. An aide said that process could begin as early as Friday.

For more details, go to our PolitiCal blog

-- Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta in Sacramento