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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Shares Photo After Minor Surgery for Skin Cancer



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    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan shared a picture of his progress Wednesday after undergoing a procedure to remove a form of skin cancer.

    In the selfie shared on Twitter, two small scars can been seen along the governor's forehead. The caption declared, "Larry - 2 Cancer - 0."

    Hogan announced last week that he had a common form of skin cancer.

    "You may have noticed some bandages and small spots on my face - I had some sun-damaged skin removed by my doctor. They sent it off to be tested and it turns out these spots contain basal and squamous cancer cells," he said on Twitter.

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    Both forms of cancer are very common. The American Cancer Society says 3.3 million Americans will be diagnosed with basal and squamous cancer each year. 

    Hogan, who is in remission after treatment for another form of cancer, had the treatment over the weekend.

    After the procedure known as Mohs surgery, Hogan will likely be cured and won't face any long-term health consequences, Hogan's dermatologist, Beth G. Diamond, said in a letter.

    Just five months into his term, Hogan discovered he had B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He underwent serious treatments including 30 days of non-stop chemotherapy and multiple surgeries and reaffirmed he was cancer-free in September.

    His skin cancer is unrelated to his lymphoma diagnosis, which is still in remission, according to a spokesperson.

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