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Jimmy Carter Gets Optimistic Update on Cancer Treatment

Former President Jimmy Carter received good news regarding his cancer treatment on Tuesday.

The Carter Center in Atlanta released a statement, where they noted that Carter was “responding well to treatment.”

Carter, 91, announced in August that his cancer had spread to his brain.

“President Carter has received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors,” The Carter Center said.

“They tell him that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment. Further tests will continue.”

CNN reports:

Carter said in August that he initially thought he only had weeks to live — but that even as his doctors became more optimistic, he was placing his fate in the hands of God.

“I have had a wonderful life,” Carter said then. “I’m ready for anything and I’m looking forward to a new adventure.”

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