Gov. Ho­gan dis­closes he has can­cer

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

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.

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