Rensselaer County Executive McLaughlin discloses cancer diagnosis

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced that he is battling prostate cancer.

McLaughlin, 59, made the announcement Wednesday morning.

He says his doctors are currently mapping out a course of treatment and that the cancer was detected early.

McLaughlin also plans to remain on the job as county executive while he undergoes treatment.

Kumi Tucker is speaking with McLaughlin. Watch for that interview starting on NewsChannel 13 Live at 4.