MDOT's Larry Brown set for surgery

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ — Larry “Butch” Brown, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, says he’ll have surgery in January to remove a cancerous prostate.

Brown tells The Natchez Democrat that the surgery became necessary after a recurrence of prostate cancer was discovered during blood work in October.

The surgery will be performed at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Brown said he was first diagnosed in 2008 with prostate cancer.

Brown said his doctor recommended he have the surgery at the Houston cancer center because the previous treatments Brown underwent will make the removal surgery more complicated and difficult.