Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor to Have Surgery to Remove Skin Cancer

"I’ve beat this type of cancer before, and I’m feeling great — thanks for all the well wishes"

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he will have minor surgery this week to remove early-stage skin cancer.

Hogan made the announcement at the end of an interview about the state’s legislative session during The Daily Record’s “Eye on Annapolis Summit.”

Hogan said he received the results of a biopsy and has “early-stage squamous cell carcinoma." The 64-year-old governor said he will have surgery Friday to remove it from his face and shoulder.

Hogan said later in a tweet: "Later this week, I will have minor outpatient surgery to remove some early stage basal and squamous cell carcinoma on my face and shoulder. I’ve beat this type of cancer before, and I’m feeling great — thanks for all the well wishes."

In early 2018, Hogan was treated for basal-cell and squamous-cell skin cancer. He said Wednesday he has “kind of another pop-up of that stuff,” but the governor said it’s nothing serious.

In June 2015, Hogan was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, five months into his first term. Later that year, he announced he was in complete remission after months of chemotherapy.

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