Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It is a B-cell, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma; which he explained responds well to treatment.
The Governor will no resign and will continue to work for Maryland as he fights this battle. The Governor said he woudl rely on Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and his Cabinet to pick up any slack during treatment.
At the press conference, Hogan was surrounded by family and close aids. The Governor said he discovered a “golf ball-sized” lump in his neck while shaving before his recent trade trip to Asia. Upon his return, he sought medical advice and just learned of the diagnosis late last week. He informed his family on Father’s Day.
The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common cancer of the lymphatic system. The overall five-year survival rate is 63%, according to lymphoma.org.