Hogan nearing end of cancer treatment
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he is nearing the end of his cancer treatment. “I’m feeling great, and I’ve been cancer-free for nearly a year,” Hogan told reporters at a blood drive for the Red Cross held outside the governor’s mansion in Annapolis. Hogan’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma went into remission about a year ago, and he has had monthly chemotherapy treatments since then. At the time of remission, his doctors said the chance for a relapse was low. “Once a month, I go in and get a little booster, just to make sure it doesn’t recur,” the governor said. “I have one more treatment, and then I’ll be hopefully done with it forever.” The disease had progressed to stage 3 when Hogan was diagnosed in June 2015. On Thursday, Hogan signed an executive order continuing the tenure of the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control, an advocacy and policy group that helps develop strategies for early cancer detection and treatment. It was established in 1991.