Jimmy Carter announces that melanoma has spread to his brain


Former President Jimmy Carter is diagnosed with cancer.

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ATLANTA, Ga. – After announcing that he was diagnosed with cancer, a former President of the United States says the disease has spread.

Last week, former President Jimmy Carter told CNBC that he has cancer, adding that it was discovered during his recent liver surgery.

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.

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