Pa. governor: Disclosing health issues up to individual

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after leaving an apartment building Sunday in New York. Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York early after feeling

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after leaving an apartment building Sunday in New York. Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York early after feeling "overheated." Her doctor later said Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia and was dehydrated.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A politician who has had his own medical issues is talking about the illness of the Democratic candidate for president a day after Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 ceremony due to what her doctor said was pneumonia and dehydration. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf revealed in February that he was under treatment for a mild form of prostate cancer.

Disclosing a health issue is up to the individual, he said.

“My perspective is I want to release information and be as transparent and open as I can possibly be,” he said. “I had something that was actually a minor thing that I thought the public had the right to know I went through it. 

“I had a procedure about 10 weeks ago, it was an out-patient procedure.  It was on a Tuesday about 10 weeks ago,” he said. “I did take Wednesday off.”

As for Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia, Wolf said his fellow Democrat has “done everything she can to be as open and transparent as she can.”

Wolf added that he’d recently taken a half day to bring his mother to the doctor. He returned with a from the doctor.

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