Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan Diagnosed With Aggressive Form of Cancer (VIDEO)

Cancer has spread.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who took office in January, said on Monday he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer of the lymph nodes.

Hogan, 59, told a news conference in the capital, Annapolis, that he would continue to work while undergoing chemotherapy to treat the non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

"I'm feeling pretty good," he said, adding that he had a good chance of beating the disease altogether. Hogan called the diagnosis "shocking news" and said the cancer has spread to his abdomen and was pressing up against his spine.

Feeling ill, Hogan had canceled meetings and appointments since returning from a trade mission to Asia about two weeks ago.

Hogan upset Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown last November to win the governorship after campaigning on a tax-cutting platform

Here's Hogan at a press conference this afternoon- "There's a strong chance of beating it altogether"
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