Jon Huntsman Jr., the U.S. ambassador to Russia, revealed in a current interview that he has stage 1 most cancers.
The previous Utah governor revealed in an interview with Deseret Information that he determined to go to the Huntsman Most cancers Institute in Salt Lake Metropolis after he observed a small black spot behind his ear and on his thigh over the summer time. Docs then confirmed the markings have been indicators of melanoma — a type of pores and skin most cancers.
“It’s simply stage 1. So we’ll in all probability get it taken care of, and we’ll be wonderful,” Huntsman mentioned within the prolonged profile, which was revealed Thursday.
He’s already had surgical procedure to take away the cancerous moles, he mentioned, noting the injuries and bruises have now turned to scars. And he’ll proceed getting month-to-month checkups for a 12 months to make sure the most cancers hasn’t unfold.
“It type of places issues in perspective,” Huntsman mentioned of his current analysis.
Huntsman mentioned as a result of the cancerous growths have been caught in time, he does not plan to resign as ambassador.
His father, Jon Huntsman Sr., died in February from most cancers. He established the Huntsman Most cancers Institute on the College of Utah and donated greater than $1.four billion to most cancers analysis, in keeping with The New York Occasions.