Former President Jimmy Carter Ready For Brain Cancer Treatment

April 26, 2023 11:43 am4 commentsViews: 86

Former United States President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday his cancer has now been spread to brain too that was first discovered as a tumor on his liver. This was his first public remarks since the diagnosis and added he will be undergoing radiation treatment.

Earlier this month, on August 3, he underwent surgery and about 10 percent of his liver was removed. However, he was not completely rescued from cancer as four spots of melanoma have been spotted on his brain after a biopsy was performed.

Talking to the news reporters in a press conference at Carter Center he said a CAT scan would also be performed to know the origin of melanoma as it spread to liver from some other part of his body.

Carter Center was founded by the former president and his wife Rosalynn in 1982. It is a Atlanta-based non-profit organization.

The 90-year-old former president said he won’t be available completely on his work at the Canter Center as he will be giving top priority to the treatment. He also mentioned of not feeling despair or anger, but feels good with slight pain.

He added President Barack Obama, former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush phoned him along with their spouses. He also noted all of them called him first time for a long time.

Carter defeated Gerald Ford in 1976 and became the 39th president of America. He was succeeded by Ronald Reagan in 1980. It was a landslide victory for the 40th president and Carter had to rebuild his career thereafter. He founded Carter Center in 1982 and became a humanitarian. He mainly focused on global health care and democracy as well. In 2002 he won Nobel Peace Prize for diplomatic efforts in the Middle East.


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