The former President Jimmy Carter (1977 – 1981) is 90 years old this year. For decades Carter has kept himself busy traveling the world and throwing himself into his humanitarian endeavors. Wednesday he announced that he has cancer. The brave former President also admitted that it has spread to other parts of his body.
Carter recently had surgery on his liver to remove a growth. That is when they found the cancer that has spread. Carter stated in a statement released by the Carter Center:
“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.”
The liver usually is a place where cancer spreads. It is not so common for the liver to be the source of the infliction. Carter said in another statement that more information would be provided when more facts are known, “possibly next week.”