Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Just Broke This News to the Nation; We Need to Send Him Our Prayers

Wednesday, in a statement released by the Carter Center, Former President Jimmy Carter made the announcement that he has cancer.


Stating that the cancer was discovered during recent liver surgery and that it has spread through his body, Carter explained that he will be rearranging his schedule in an effort to undergo treatment.

“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” Carter said in the statement released by the Carter Center. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare.”

The statement makes clear that Carter’s cancer is widely spread, but not where it originated, or even if that is known at this point. The liver is often a place where cancer spreads and less commonly is the primary source of it. It said further information will be provided when more facts are known, “possibly next week.”


Carter announced on Aug. 3 that he had surgery to remove a small mass from his liver.

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