Jon Huntsman Jr. reveals cancer diagnosis

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — John Huntsman Jr. has been diagnosed with cancer.

Huntsman revealed the diagnosis in a wide-ranging interview with the Deseret News.

According to the D-News article, Huntsman asked that the information be withheld until the article was published. He was originally interviewed in September.

Huntsman told the newspaper he had been diagnosed with Stage 1 melanoma after discovering a dark mole behind an ear and on one of his legs. He said surgeons removed the lesions leaving a six-inch scar behind his ear and purple bruise on his leg.

Doctors believe that they caught the cancer early and that Huntsman “would probably be fine,” according to the D-News article. He’ll receive monthly check ups for up to a year to make sure the cancer has not spread.

Huntsman, 58, told the paper the diagnosis will not impact his role as U.S. Ambassador to Russia.


  1. I wish you well John Huntsman Jr and will always be grateful for the wonderful Huntsman research and hospitals that your dad provided for us in SLC.


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