Former President Jimmy Carter says he is now cancer free
ATLANTA, Ga.– Former President Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he is now cancer-free.
In a statement, Carter said that his most recent MRI brain scan showed no signs of his original cancer spots, or any new ones.
The 91-year-old Carter also said that he will continue to receive regular doses of Keytruda, a new Auto-Immune drug.
Carter first revealed the news to his Sunday School class in Georgia. In August, he told that same class that Melanoma had spread to his brain, after four small tumors were found. At that time, Carter also told the congregation that doctors had already removed part of his liver.
He received a round of radiation, targeted at those tumors and regular doses of Keytruda.
Carter has remained active during treatment, continuing his humanitarian work and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.