Former President Jimmy Carter, 90, announced that he has cancer.
“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” Carter said in a statement. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”
On Aug. 3, the Carter Center said the president “underwent an elective procedure at Emory University Hospital today to remove a small mass in his liver.”
“His operation proceeded without issues, and the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery.”
Though today’s statement said nothing about the type of cancer he has, Carter’s father, mother, and three siblings all died of pancreatic cancer.