Jimmy Carter announces that melanoma has spread to his brain
ATLANTA, Ga. – After announcing that he was diagnosed with cancer, a former President of the United States says the disease has spread.
On Thursday, the 90-year-old told reporters that a small mass had been removed from his liver, but the cancer has spread to his brain.
“They did an MRI and found that there were four spots of melanoma on my brain. They are very small spots, about two millimeters,” Carter said.
Carter admitted that he didn’t feel optimistic after the diagnosis, saying that he believed he only had a few weeks to live.
However, he says he is now at ease.
Carter says he will undergo his first radiation treatment on Thursday afternoon.