Former President Jimmy Carter reveals cancer diagnosis

08/12/2015 06:33 PM

Former President Jimmy Carter says recent surgery has revealed cancer that has spread through his body.

The 90-year-old Carter is the second-oldest living president.

“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week,” Carter said in a statement first posted to his website.

A “small mass” was removed from Carter’s liver last week at Emory University Hospital, which doctors said proceeded without issue, according to a report by CNN.

Carter served one term as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981.

Nick Storm

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