Maryland gov tweets photo after undergoing cancer procedure

Maryland gov tweets photo after undergoing cancer procedure
© Greg Nash

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday tweeted a photo of himself celebrating after he underwent a procedure for a common skin cancer. 

"Larry - 2 Cancer - 0," Hogan captioned the photo.

Earlier this month, Hogan posted on Twitter that he had a common skin cancer and would undergo a procedure to treat it.

"Last week, you may have noticed some bandages and small spots on my face - I had some sun-damaged skin removed by my doctor," he tweeted earlier this month. 

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"They sent it off to be tested and it turns out these spots contain basal and squamous cancer cells."

Hogan said the cancer was caught "very early."

"I will be having a small procedure done over the weekend to have them removed, which will take care of the problem," he said.

"These are both very common types of skin cancer, totaling more than 5.4 million cases in America every year."

Hogan added there should be no "long-term health implications." He also encouraged people to use it as a learning opportunity and to use sunscreen to protect their skin.

Hogan is in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2015, just months after he assumed office.

He said the skin cancer has no connection with the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"There are no signs of that returning. I’m still 100 percent in remission — cancer free," he said last week, according to The Washington Post.