Janklow begins radiation treatment for brain cancerSIOUX FALLS (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow has completed his first day of cancer treatment.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow has completed his first day of cancer treatment.
Janklow announced earlier this month that he was dying from brain cancer and was planning to undergo treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Friend David Volk says the 72-year-old Janklow had his first day of radiation treatment on Monday, and doctors should know more about Janklow's prognosis in about a week.
Volk says he is not sure if Janklow will be back in South Dakota for Thanksgiving, but he said the 72-year-old has already celebrated the holiday with family members.
When Janklow announced the diagnosis during a press conference at his law office, he said the cancer was far advanced and that he would undergo whatever treatments necessary to fight it.