Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has a “very aggressive” form of cancer, but will remain in office while he undergoes treatment. Hogan said he has an advanced form of B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that came on quickly.
Hogan said he would undergo chemotherapy that would be very difficult, but he said doctors believe the cancer is beatable. He found out about the diagnosis last week after returning from a trade mission in Asia, and has already undergone a surgical procedure.
“I will face this challenge with the same energy and determination I’ve relied on to climb every hill and overcome every obstacle that I’ve faced in my life,” he said at a news conference.
Hogan, a Republican, swept into the governor’s mansion in November, winning elective office for the first time against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in notoriously blue Maryland. He joked that the odds of him beating cancer were better than the odds of his victory over Brown.
By dealing with the disease publicly, he said he hopes he can raise awareness.
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