Jon Huntsman Jr. reveals cancer diagnosis

Local News

WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) The United States Ambassador to Russia and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer.

According to Deseret News, the former Utah governor has stage one melanoma.

Huntsman said doctors removed small black moles on his ear and leg. 

The paper reported Huntsman will need regular checkups to ensure the cancer hasn’t spread.

Huntsman was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Russia last year and has been frequently targeted by state media propaganda.

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment about Huntsman’s diagnosis.

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