"When I went [for an MRI] this week they didn't find any cancer at all," Carter told a crowd in Georgia on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Former United States President Jimmy Carter told a gathering at a Baptist church in his home state of Georgia on Sunday that his latest brain scan showed no signs of cancer.
Carter, 91, began treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain.
“When I went [for an MRI] this week they didn’t find any cancer at all,” Carter said to the crowd present for a bible study he regularly leads, according to a video released by NBC.
The Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization founded by the President and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, later put out a statement saying: “My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular 3-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab.”
Carter’s critics have decried his presidency as a failure, citing his inability to bring about a peaceful end to the Iran hostage crisis, among other points. In 1980, he lost his re-election bid to Republican Ronald Regan.
Since leaving the presidency, Cater has worked to improve human rights and alleviate human suffering through The Carter Center, which won him a the Nobel Peace prize in 2002. He has also worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity.