August 13, 2015 12:42 am -

[su_center_b]Jimmy-Carter_11 UPDATE:  The New York Times reports

The Carter Center said on Aug. 3 that doctors at Emory University Hospital had performed an elective procedure on Mr. Carter “to remove a small mass in his liver.” At the time, Mr. Carter’s office said that “the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery.”

Mr. Carter, who left the White House in 1981, has been among the most active figures in American public life, but his health has been the subject of some speculation in recent months. On May 10, Mr. Carter cut short a visit to Guyana because he was “not feeling well.” But concerns about his condition faded after he appeared in public two days later.

4:45pmEDT – Breaking via ABC News:

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital.

Carter announced the diagnosis in a statement from the Carter Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Carter, 90, had surgery earlier this month to remove a small mass in his liver. He says in Wednesday’s statement that the surgery revealed the cancer.

Carter says he will rearrange his schedule to be treated at Emory Healthcare. He says a more complete public statement will be issued next week when more details are known.


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