Jimmy Carter reveals he is cancer free

Ainhoa Barcelona

Jimmy Carter has announced that he no longer has cancer. The former US President delivered the good news in a statement, saying that he is cancer free but will continue to receive regular treatment.

"My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones," he wrote on the Carter Centre website. "I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab."

Mr Carter, who regularly teaches at the Maranatha Baptist Church, first announced the news to his Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia over the weekend.

When the congregation was told, they erupted into applause for the 91-year-old.

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Jimmy Carter, 91, was diagnosed with cancer in May

Back in August Mr Carter revealed that he was suffering with liver cancer, although he had received the diagnosis months before. He missed a number of Sunday school lessons to have an operation on 12 August.

Following another MRI, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to Mr Carter's brain.

"I missed two (Sunday school) lessons because toward the end of May (and) first of June it was found that I had cancer, so they removed part of my liver," Mr Carter told CNN. "But then we had another MRI and it showed I have four places in my brain."

Thankfully, the former President has been given the all-clear and no new cancer spots have been found.

Mr Carter served his country from 1977 until 1981 as the 39th President of the United States. Since leaving the White House, he has remained active, carrying out humanitarian efforts with his Carter Center, which focuses on human rights efforts and political mediation.

He was responsible for negotiating a 1994 nuclear disarmament pact with North Korea; in 2002 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to finding peaceful solution to international conflicts, his work with human rights and democracy initiatives and his promotion of economic and social programmes.