Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer-Free'

Latest scan reveals no sign of cancer in former president
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2015 11:34 AM CST
In a Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter answers questions at a Habitat for Humanity site in Memphis, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
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(Newser) – Four months after announcing that he had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 90, former President Jimmy Carter says that cancer is no more, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in an announcement that he made while teaching Sunday school in his hometown. " He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone," said a parishioner from Maranatha Baptist Church, where Carter was speaking. "The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause." Carter's family confirmed the news. "See?" joked grandson James Carter. "I knew he wasn't really human." Doctors found four spots of cancer on Carter's brain in August, and he had about 10% of his liver removed due to another lesion. He had been said to be responding well to treatment. (Read more Jimmy Carter stories.)

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