Maryland governor Larry Hogan to have surgery to remove 'early stage' skin cancer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he'll have minor surgery to remove 'early stage' skin cancer from his face and shoulder.
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ANNAPOLIS, MD - November 17: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan keeps his mask on as he answers questions during a press conference to address COVID-19 concerns in Annapolis, MD on November 17. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
According to a tweet by Mike Ricci, the governor's communications director, Hogan will have minor outpatient surgery for "early stage basal and squamos cell carcinoma" on Friday. Ricci says this is a form of skin cancer the governor has had before and added that Hogan is a big believer in the importance of early detection. The Associated Press reported that in early 2018, Hogan was treated for the same type of cancer.
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Maryland's governor also battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2015 and celebrated being five years cancer free from it last fall.