Jimmy Carter announces he is cancer-free

Posted at 10:20 AM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 12:21:45-05

(CNN) — Jimmy Carter’s cancer is gone, the former president announced on Sunday. Carter, 91, revealed the news in front of a Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. Stephanie Wynn, a 12-year member of the congregation, confirmed Carter’s comments to CNN.

According to Wynn, Carter said he’d gone for an MRI last week, and the scan’s results showed that he is cancer-free. The congregation applauded the news, she said. Carter announced in August that doctors had told him that four spots of cancer had spread to his brain. He said his fate “is in the hands of God, whom I worship.” In November, Carter’s doctors at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta said his treatment had gone well — with no signs the cancer has spread.

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