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Hogan's cancer is advanced, but there's 'reason to be optimistic'

Hogan's cancer is advanced, but there's 'reason to be optimistic'

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, and that it is advanced. But cancer doctors say that doesn't mean it's incurable. Hogan, 59, said his cancer was diagnosed in a late stage after he felt a lump in his neck while shaving, a typical scenario for those with the disease. After testing, 20 to 30 more masses were discovered in his neck, chest, abdomen, groin area and near his spinal column. But advances in chemotherapy drugs in the past decade or so have produced better survival rates, and Hogan "has every reason to be optimistic," said Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, a professor of oncology at the University...

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