SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff will undergo aggressive chemotherapy after cancer was discovered in multiple lymph nodes.
Spokesman Paul Murphy says that Shurtleff, 53, will begin the treatments early next year. He will have 12 rounds of chemotherapy over the next six months.
Shurtleff had his appendix and part of his colon removed last week after a malignant tumor was discovered in his appendix. The cancer, initially diagnosed as mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix, was in found in three of the 20 lymph nodes that doctors tested.
Murphy says Shurtleff is planning on staying in office and continuing to work during the treatments.