Former US president Jimmy Carter has told church parishioners in his native Georgia that he is free of charge of cancer.
The 91-year-old Nobel peace laureate and international humanitarian lately had a tumour removed from his liver, only to find four melanoma spots on his brain.
“My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones,” Mr Carter mentioned in a statement.
“I will continue to acquire normal 3-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab,” he added, referring to a cancer drug.
A friend and parishioner of Mr Carter’s told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the former president created the announcement towards the beginning of the Sunday school class he leads at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
“He stated he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” church congregant Jill Stuckey told the paper by telephone, adding that “the church, everyone right here, just erupted in applause”.
Final month, the Carter Centre mentioned the 39th president was responding effectively to remedy and that there was no proof of new growth.
The former Democratic president won plaudits when he discussed his illness publicly in August, sounding serene and in higher spirits, smiling typically and joking with reporters in a thick Georgia drawl.
“You know, I have had a fantastic life. I have got thousands of pals and I have had an fascinating and adventurous and gratifying existence,” Mr Carter mentioned.
His grandson James responded to the news stating: “See? I knew he wasn’t genuinely human,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Atlanta Braves baseball team congratulated Carter on Twitter, writing: “We are so satisfied to hear that you are cancer-cost-free, Mr President!”
Several of Mr Carter’s relatives died of pancreatic cancer, which tends to show up earlier in life.
Mr Carter, a onetime peanut farmer and former Georgia governor, served a single term as US president, from 1977 to 1981.
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