Becky Quick spoke to Warren:
His message to shareholders
To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway:
This is to let you know that I have been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer.
The good news is that I’ve been told by my doctors that my condition is not remotely lifethreatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way. I received my diagnosis last Wednesday. I then had a CAT scan and a bone scan on Thursday, followed by an MRI today. These tests showed no incidence of cancer elsewhere in my body.
My doctors and I have decided on a two-month treatment of daily radiation to begin in
mid-July. This regimen will restrict my travel during that period, but will not otherwise
change my daily routine.
I feel great – as if I were in my normal excellent health – and my energy level is 100
percent. I discovered the cancer because my PSA level (an indicator my doctors had
regularly checked for many years) recently jumped beyond its normal elevation and a
biopsy seemed warranted.
I will let shareholders know immediately should my health situation change. Eventually,
of course, it will; but I believe that day is a long way off.
Warren E. Buffett