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Ex-President Jimmy Carter has announced in a statement that his brain cancer is gone.

“My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones,” Jimmy Carter, 91, said.

The former president first announced the news during a Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia.

Jimmy Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981 and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, revealed his illness in August.Jimmy Carter cancer free

Doctors have been treating four small melanoma lesions on his brain.

Last month, Jimmy Carter said he was responding well to treatment and there were no signs of further cancer growth.

Jill Stuckey, a member of the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jimmy Carter had been teaching the class of about 350 people when he made the announcement.

“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” she said.

“The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.”

Jimmy Carter revealed in August that cancer initially found in his liver had spread to four spots on his brain. The lesion on his liver was removed on August 12.

After leaving the White House, Jimmy Carter founded the Carter Center, which focuses on human-rights efforts and political mediation.

He has remained active with the center ever since.

Jimmy Carter – a Georgia Democrat – won the Nobel Peace prize for his commitment to finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts and his work with human rights and democracy initiatives.


Jimmy Carter has revealed he is to be treated for cancerous tumors on the brain, in his first public comments on his illness on August 20.

The former president said he would start his radiation treatment later in the day.

Jimmy Carter, 90, was recently treated for liver cancer, after which it was discovered the disease had spread.

He said he would “cut back fairly dramatically” on public works.

“It is in the hands of God and I am prepared for anything that comes,” he said.Jimmy Carter on cancer diagnosis

Democrat Jimmy Carter was a relative unknown in the US political world when he was elected president in 1976. He served from 1977 to 1981.

Jimmy Carter told a press conference on August 20 he had at first thought the cancer was confined to his liver and that an operation this month had completely removed it.

However,an MRI scan the same afternoon showed four spots of melanoma on the brain.

“I just thought I had a few weeks left, but I was surprisingly at ease. I’ve had a wonderful life,” he said.

“I have got thousands of friends and I have had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence.”

Jimmy Carter said it was likely doctors would find cancer elsewhere in his body as his treatment continued.

However, the former president said: “I feel very good. I have had no pain or debility.”

Since leaving the White House in 1981, Jimmy Carter has remained active, carrying out humanitarian work with his Carter Center in recent years.

Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Jimmy Carter has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer after a recent liver surgery.

The 90-year-old former president also said the disease has spread to other parts of his body.

Jimmy Carter underwent surgery to remove a small mass in his liver earlier this month.

He said he would reveal more “when facts are known, possibly next week”.Jimmy Carter cancer

Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from Georgia, was elected president in 1977 and left the White House in 1981.

He has remained active carrying out humanitarian efforts with his Carter Center in recent years.

He founded the centre, which focuses on human rights efforts and political mediation, soon after he left office.

Jimmy Carter was later responsible for negotiating a 1994 nuclear disarmament pact with North Korea and has visited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent years.