SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says he is free of cancer after more than five months of chemotherapy treatment.
The 53-year-old Shurtleff says Tuesday a full-body scan showed the cancer cells in his body had been eliminated by the treatments.
Shurtleff announced late last year he had colon cancer that had spread to his appendix and some lymph nodes. He began treatment in January.
Although Shurtleff initially kept up his busy schedule, the chemotherapy eventually forced him to scale back his work. He also needed multiple extended stays in the hospital because of heart problems caused by the treatments.
At the time of his diagnosis, Shurtleff's chance of survival was about 75 percent.