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August 21, 2015 12:12 pm

Jimmy Carter Says Cancer Has Spread to His Brain

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Jimmy Carter. Photo: US National Archives.

Jimmy Carter. Photo: US National Archives.

CNN – In a remarkable press conference marked by grace and devoid of self-pity, former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that four spots of cancer had spread to his brain.

Carter, 90, said he initially thought he had only weeks to live when he first learned of the diagnosis. He’s now more optimistic, placing his fate in the hands of God. At the news conference in Atlanta where he sat alone before a bank of reporters and cameras, Carter said he would begin a course of radiation therapy on Thursday afternoon.

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