Jimmy Carter Announces He Is Cancer-Free
A short break from all the news about shootings, terrorism, and guns. Former President Jimmy Carter is cancer free after a lengthy battle with the disease.
“My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab,” Carter said in a statement on Sunday.
In August, Carter announced that four spots of his cancer had spread to his brain.
“Well, I always explain to the class where I’ve been the past couple of weeks,” he had told the class, as he opened his notes at the lectern. “I missed two lessons because toward the end of May (and) first of June it was found that I had cancer, so they removed part of my liver,” he said with sober frankness. “But then we had another MRI and it showed I have four places in my brain.”
In November, Carter’s doctors at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta said his treatment had gone well — with no signs the cancer has spread.
The Carter Center said in a statement then that Carter’s “original problem is responding well to treatment.”
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