Gov. Larry Hogan will return to the hospital next week to begin a second round of chemotherapy treatment.
The governor is expected to be admitted to the University of Maryland Medical Center on Sunday. A spokeswoman said it is not immediately known how many days he will be there as he undergoes chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
This is the second of what is expected to be six rounds of treatment over an 18 week period that began shortly after Hogan announced June 22 that he had a “very advanced and very aggressive” form of cancer.
During the first round of chemotherapy, Hogan was hospitalized for about five days and continued to work throughout his treatment and posted regularly on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
A Hogan spokeswoman said the governor will continue to work throughout this second round. A protocol is in place to have Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford available to make immediate decisions in the event that the governor is temporarily unavailable.
Staff for Hogan cautioned that it would not be a transfer of power and said that at no time during Hogan’s diagnosis or treatment was the lieutenant governor named acting governor.