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Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer

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Former President Jimmy Carter says he’s been diagnosed with cancer.

During a recent elective liver surgery, doctors found that cancer had spread to other parts of Carter’s body, according to a statement released Wednesday on Carter’s website.

“I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare,” Carter, 90, said in the statement. “A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”

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Originally published: August 12, 2015
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