ATLANTA (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter said his cancer has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment Thursday.
Carter held a news conference Thursday morning in Atlanta.
The 90-year-old announced this month that recent liver surgery found cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. The three-sentence statement didn’t identify the type of cancer or where it originated.
Carter was the nation’s 39th president, defeating Gerald Ford in 1976. Ronald Reagan succeeded him in 1980 after a landslide victory. Carter rebuilt his career as a humanitarian, founding the Carter Center in 1982 to focus on global health care and democracy. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.