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Hogan said to be 95 percent cancer-free

A medical scan of Gov. Larry Hogan shows that he is 95 percent free of cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Spokesman Doug Mayer said results from the scan performed after Hogan's second round of chemotherapy showed the tumors found when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June have mostly been destroyed. The results so far have been much more successful than doctors expected, Mayer said.

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Hogan recently completed his third round of chemotherapy and is expected to begin a fourth soon, after which another scan will be done. Regardless of the results, the governor is expected to complete all six rounds of scheduled chemo to make sure the tumors are gone.

The governor has continued to work out of his office between treatments but has been avoiding large gatherings because of a weakened immune system. He skipped the governor's traditional closing address at the Maryland Association of Counties convention in Ocean City Saturday and sent Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford in his place.


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