Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R-FL) announced today that he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hogan said that the cancer has spread throughout his body. He also described it as “very advanced and very aggressive.”
In addition, Hogan said that doctors are unaware of what stage the cancer is in. However, they do know that it is “at least very advanced Stage 3, if not Stage 4.”
Hogan, who was first elected governor last year, plans on continuing while he seeks treatment. In a press conference today, he said, “I’ll be working hard and making the decisions that the people of this state elected me to make.” However he added, “They also tell me it’s going to beat the hell out of me.”
Hogan won his gubernatorial race last November against Democrat Anthony Brown. He is the second Republican to win the Maryland governorship in the past fifty years.
Hogan compared his cancer fight to his electoral fight, joking, “The best news is that my odds of getting through this and beating this are much, much better than the odds I had of beating Anthony Brown.”