Gov. Hogan to Have ‘Early Stage’ Skin Cancer Removed Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will have early-stage skin cancer removed from his face and shoulder on Friday, his communications director Mike Ricci announced in a tweet Wednesday.

The “minor outpatient surgery” is for basal and squamous cell carcinoma, which the Republican governor was also treated for in 2018.

“I’ve beat this type of cancer before, and I’m feeling great,” Hogan said in a tweet.

According to the American Cancer Society, these types of skin cancer are most often found in areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck and arms. They’re common and usually treatable.

“The governor is a big believer in the importance of early detection,” Ricci said.

Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015, a few months into his term, and underwent chemotherapy at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Bryan Gallion

About Bryan Gallion

Bryan Gallion is a freelance reporter for Montgomery Community Media. He previously interned with MCM in the spring of 2019. Bryan recently earned a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at bgallion@mymcmedia.org.

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