Maryland Governor Hogan announces procedure to treat cancer cells found on his skin
On Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Twitter that doctors found cancer cells on his skin.
According to Hogan, last week, he had bandages and small spots on his face because of sun damaged skin removed by his doctor. The skin was sent off to be tested where he learned that the spots had basal and squamous cancer cells.
Hogan says it was caught very early and he will be having a small procedure done over the weekend to have them removed, which will fix the problem. He says that these are both very common types of skin cancer, totaling more than 5.4 million cases in the U.S. annually.
Hogan says that once removed, there should be no long term health implications and he will be back to work on Monday. He says that his goal is to use this as a learning opportunity for all Marylanders, especially young people and encourage them to use sunscreen.
Hogan, who is in remission after battling stage three non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has already announced plans to seek re-election.