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Billionaire Warren Buffett cancer treatment over

Published on Sep 17, 2012 6:38 AM
 
File photo of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett attending the Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has completed radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a newspaper owned by the larger-than-life financier. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has completed radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a newspaper owned by the larger-than-life financier.

"It's a great day for me. Today I had my 44th and last day of radiation," the tycoon told executives of newspapers he recently acquired on Friday, according to a report on the website of The Omaha World-Herald.

Mr Buffett - known for his humble manner and modest tastes despite amassing billions as the mastermind and chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway - had announced in April that he had an early stage of the cancer and would undergo treatment.

"I'll be feeling the side effects for a few weeks yet, but I am so glad to say that's over," The Omaha World-Herald quoted the 82-year-old as saying.

 
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