Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweets photo after skin cancer removal: 'No pain, no gain'

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t letting his latest battle with cancer get him down.

“No pain, no gain. Play like a Raven,” Hogan tweeted Saturday following a procedure to remove cancerous cells from his face.

The tweet included a photo of himself with a bandage on one side of his face, giving a thumbs up while donning Baltimore Ravens gear ahead of the NFL team’s playoff game against the Buffalo Bills (which Buffalo won 17-3).

Hogan, who celebrated five years of being cancer-free last summer following a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015, was recently diagnosed with early-stage skin cancer known as basal and squamos cell carcinoma, FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., reported.

On Wednesday, the Republican governor called the outpatient procedure “minor” and said he likely wouldn’t need any more treatment, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Hogan had some skin removed a few weeks ago and in 2018. He said his most recent procedures were “another pop-up of that stuff. But it’s nothing serious,” the Sun reported.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is seen in Annapolis, Md., Jan. 7, 2021. (Associated Press)

Hogan has managed to take care of his duties as governor despite the medical procedure. On Friday he declared a state of emergency in Maryland, which borders D.C., amid heightened security measures ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, according to FOX 5.

He previously called on President Trump to resign after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 

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