Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland diagnosed with cancer

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has been diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hogan called a press conference Wednesday where he revealed the news and discussed his course of action. The governor called the cancer “very advanced and very aggressive.”

“With family, friends and staff by his side, Hogan, 59, vowed to battle the disease with the same underdog intensity of his unlikely November victory,” reported ABC News via the Associated Press.

“I’m going to face this challenge with the same energy and determination that I’ve relied on to climb every hill and to overcome every obstacle that I’ve faced in my life,” Hogan said.

Hogan has been governor for less than a year after winning the election in 2014. He has vowed to keep working for the Maryland people, even amid an 18-week chemotherapy treatment program.

Hogan said Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford will take his place at meetings and events as necessary.

 

[Washington Post] [Associated Press] [Image via Associated Press]