ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Senate President Mike Miller said “the news is largely good” regarding his battle with cancer.

In a letter to his colleagues last week, he said while he still has back pain due to the cancer in his bones, he continues to face an improving diagnosis.

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In January, the longtime legislator announced he was fighting advanced prostate cancer.

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Miller also thanked his fellow legislators for their hard work during the past session and said he looks forward to continuing to work with them.