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Carter: former US President has brain cancer

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Former US President Jimmy Carter has told reporters he has been diagnosed with brain cancer and will undergo radiation treatment.

My future is in the hands of God

It comes barely a week after news that the 90-year-old has had surgery for liver cancer.

“They did an MRI and found there were four spots of melanoma on my brain. They are very small spots, about two millimetres. I will get my first radiation treatment for the melanoma in my brain this afternoon and I understand I will have four treatments scheduled at three-week intervals.”, Jimmy Carter told reporters at a specially-convened press conference.

Humanitarian work

Jimmy Carter is known as much for his humanitarian work as for his presidency.

An international election observer, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

He was US President from 1977 to 1981.

He says his future is “in the hands of God.”

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