In 2004, she appeared in two episodes of the Howard Stern television show and in the television documentary The Porn King Versus the President.
Hunter was a nominee in 2006 for Female Performer of the Year at the AVN Awards and in 2005 for Best New Starlet. In 2006 she won the XRCO Award for Female Performer of the Year.
In early 2007, Hunter was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-cell ALL), a complex form of cancer targeting the lymphatic system. Fundraising events were arranged with the help of the porn community to help offset some of her medical costs and expenses due to suddenly being unable to work.