Former President Jimmy Carter says latest tests show He’s Cancer Free

FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter reaches to embrace his brother Billy's widow Sybil while greeting family following service at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter's nieces Mandy Flynn, left, and Jana Carter are also pictured. Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis Thursday, Aug. 20, for the first time since revealing last week that he was ill. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – Jimmy Carter says that his most recent brain scan showed no signs of cancer.

The former president said in a statement that he will continue to receive doses of Keytruda, a recently approved auto-immune drug to help his body seek out cancer cells in his body.

Carter says the scan showed no signs of the original cancer “spots” or any new ones.

Carter, 91, announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. Doctors removed a portion of his liver and found four small tumors on his brain.

He received a round of radiation targeted at those tumors and regular doses of Keytruda. Carter has remained active during treatment, continuing his humanitarian work and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

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