Md. Gov. Hogan touts successful skin cancer treatment

A photo that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted touting his successful skin cancer treatment. (Via Twitter @LarryHogan)

WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to announce his successful cancer treatment.

Hogan tweeted a photo from his office that showed two scars on his forehead with a caption that simply read: “Larry — 2, Cancer — 0.”

At a news conference on Feb. 1, Hogan announced he would undergo treatment for a form of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.

This is the second time that Hogan has been treated for cancer.

He was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 and 2016. He said the skin cancer was unrelated to his previous cancer diagnosis.

“There are no signs of that returning whatsoever,” Hogan told reporters earlier this month. “I’m still 100 percent in remission, cancer-free.”

Hogan blamed his skin cancer diagnosis on sun exposure, saying he never used sunscreen when he was a lifeguard for six summers in Daytona, Florida.

He now urges people to use sunscreen and announced his support for a bill that would remove the requirement that children need a doctor’s note to use sunscreen at school.

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