Former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer has spread from his liver to his brain, the 90-year-old told the press today. Carter, who is among the oldest living presidents, had melanoma removed from his liver earlier in the month.
Doctors discovered four melanoma spots on Carter’s brain, he said. Carter will begin radiation treatment today. “I’ll be prepared for anything that comes,” he said.
There’s a possibility that the cancer could spread to other parts of his body, but Carter is “perfectly at ease” with whatever happens.
Carter was president from 1977 to 1981, and has devoted himself to philanthropic work in the years since. He won a Nobel Peace Price in 2002 for “decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.”