Gov. Hogan discloses he has cancer
Gov. Larry Hogan said that he has “very advanced” and “very aggressive” cancer of the lymph nodes, but that he will fight for a full recovery and continue to work as the state’s chief elected official.
Hogan spoke candidly, choking up at times. The governor, who has been in office for five months, said the cancer is B- cell non- Hodgkin lymphoma.
“Over the coming months, I’ll be receiving multiple very aggressive chemotherapy treatments,” Hogan said. “Most likely, I’m going to lose my hair. You won’t have these beautiful gray locks. I may trim down a little bit, but I won’t stop working to change Maryland for the better.”
The Republican, who won an upset victory in November in a heavily Democratic state, said he had noticed a painless lump along his jaw this month. He also felt some back pain, which he said was caused by a tumor pressing on his spinal column.
Hogan said his doctors have told him he has a good chance of beating the disease.