Gov. Larry Hogan completes cancer treatment

Erin Cox
Contact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday completed a series of chemotherapy treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, undergoing six rounds since he was diagnosed in June.

In about a month, Hogan will undergo scans to determine the treatment's effectiveness. 

The new Republican governor's executive staff welcomed him back to Annapolis with a governor's mansion adorned with lime green ribbons, the color used to promote lymphoma awareness.

"I'm so surprised. That's awesome," Hogan told staff gathered at the mansion's driveway with banners and Maryland flags, according to a video of the arrival posted on the governor's Facebook page.

"Well guys,  I feel great. It's great to have the final one behind me," Hogan said, thanking his staff for working in his absence. "I'm ready want to get this thing done. It's going to take me a little while to get completely back to 100 percent.  I'm fully confident that we're going to get this thing licked, and then I'm going to be back to 110 percent before you know it."

Hogan has used the media attention given his diagnosis as a platform for cancer awareness. He has candidly discussed his treatments and curbed most public appearances aside from those tied to the cancer community.

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