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Jimmy Carter Gets Good News: No New Cancer Growths Found

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Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta back in August. (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)


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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 09:47 AM

Jimmy Carter has received good news that he has no new cancer growths, a sign that the 39th U.S. president's body is responding well to treatment.

The Carter Center in Atlanta issued a statement on the former president's health on Tuesday, saying the 91-year-old recently heard the promising bill of health from his doctors, reported People magazine.

"President Carter has received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors," said The Carter Center's website. "They tell him that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment. Further tests will continue."

Carter told the public in August that he was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to other parts of his body, including his brain. 

"He remains active at The Carter Center and just last week spent a day building homes in Memphis with his wife Rosalyn, for Habitat for Humanity," a Carter spokesperson told People.

Carter told a news conference last week in Memphis that he planned to return next August to help welcome the family who will move into the Habitat for Humanity home he helped build, said the Huffington Post.

"I think the whole attitude of a neighborhood is transformed when Habitat comes in and takes over a model place in the middle of a neighborhood – everyone tries to emulate or copy what Habitat has done," said Carter.

Carter, known for his diplomacy, peacemaking, election monitoring and pioneering public health work around the world since leaving office, said he would cut back some on his traveling, noted CNN

Carter's continued work, though, didn't surprise cousin Betty Pope, who told People her famous relative once said that he didn't want to waste a moment of his life.

"He told me many years ago that he wanted to die with his boots on, that he did not want to sit in a rocking chair and wait to die of pancreatic cancer like the rest of his family," said Pope.


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