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Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer, It Has Spread

Former President Jimmy Carter announced a recent surgery on his liver found cancer, and the cancer has spread to other parts of his body.

By Christian Bryant | August 12, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday he's been diagnosed with cancer. 

Carter was recently hospitalized after having a mass removed from his liver. He said in a statement that the surgery revealed he had cancer and that it has spread to other parts of his body. (Video via The Carter Center

While the statement didn't specify the type of cancer, Carter's family has a history of cancer diagnoses. Carter's parents, sisters and brother all died from pancreatic cancer. In a 2007 interview, Carter said he got MRIs and CT scans twice a year to check for lesions on his pancreas. 

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Carter said he's undergoing treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. 

This video includes images from Getty Images and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

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