Jimmy Carter, former U.S President, has cancer

The 90-year-old statesman underwent
surgery to remove a small mass in
his liver earlier this month. He said he would reveal more “when
facts are known, possibly next week”. Mr Carter will undergo treatment by
physicians at Emory Healthcare in
Atlanta. President Barack Obama wished Mr
Carter “a full and fast recovery” in a
statement released on Wednesday. “Jimmy, you’re as resilient as they
come, and along with the rest of
America, we are rooting for you,” Mr
Obama said. Leaving the White House in 1981, he
has remained active carrying out
humanitarian efforts with his Carter
Center in recent years. He founded the centre, which focuses
on human-rights efforts and political
mediation, soon after he left office. He was later responsible for
negotiating a 1994 nuclear
disarmament pact with North Korea
and has visited Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad in recent years. A Democrat from Georgia, Mr Carter
was elected president in 1976. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 2002.


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