Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin radiation treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in his thyroid gland, according to Mormon Newsroom.
According to the Mormon Newsroom, Elder Perry began his treatment Friday morning.
Earlier in the week, Elder Perry was hospitalized for tests and observations after some breathing difficulties occurred, but he was released to rest at home, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said.
At age 92, Elder Perry is the longest serving member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and is also the oldest living apostle.
Elder Perry has been serving in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since April 6, 1974, according to lds.org.
Elder Richard G. Scott, another member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, was hospitalized yesterday due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Elder Scott is 86 years old.
The bleeding was brought under control and Elder Scott is resting comfortably, according to the Mormon Newsroom.
Elder Scott has been serving in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October 1, 1988, according to lds.org.