Governor Walker recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Bill Walker and (from left to right) Tessa Linderman (daughter), Sabrina Walker (daughter-in-law), Adam Walker (son), Lindsay Hobson (daughter), First Lady Donna Walker, Greg Hobson (son-in-law) and Jordan walker (son), as Governor Walker talks to press about his prostate cancer diagnosis. Not pictured: Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and Walker's brother Bob Walker. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage)
Bill Walker and his family at a media event where he announced that he had prostate cancer. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

Gov. Bill Walker has undergone surgery to treat prostate cancer, and his office says no further treatment is currently expected.

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A release from Walker’s office says Walker is recovering following a four-hour surgery on Monday.

Walker called the surgery a success, and said the outpouring of support he and his family have received since announcing his diagnosis last month has been humbling. He says he looks forward to returning to work soon.

Walker’s office is expected this week to release his budget proposal for the next fiscal year.