Jimmy Carter is Cancer Free

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Dec 06, 2015 1:00 PM
Jimmy Carter is Cancer Free

Former President Jimmy Carter, who revealed in August that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma at the age of 90, announced today to a church in Paris that his cancer was gone.

“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey, a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, told the newspaper by phone. "The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.”

Carter, 91, started treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. In a statement last month, the Carter Center said he was responding well to treatment and there was no evidence of new malignancy.

Absolutely wonderful news.