Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Baptist church member as well as Sunday school teacher greeted his fellow congregants with the good news that his latest brain scan showed no sign of cancer.
The former President had earlier this year started a treatment regimen for melanoma cancer that had spread from his liver to his brain.
A previous MRI test showed the four spots of cancer that had developed on his brain were responding to treatment, he said.
“When I went this week, they didn’t find any cancer at all, so I have good news,” Carter told the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, according to a video from NBC News.
The 91-year-old former president received loud applause and cheers of hand clapping given his latest report.
In a brief written statement afterward, Carter confirmed his most recent brain scan “did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones.”
He said further that he would continue to receive regular doses of pembrolizumab, a new treatment that is part of a promising class of drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Carter said after his diagnosis last summer that his fate was “in the hands of God.”
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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