Former US President Jimmy Carter has cancer

Washington DC: Former President Jimmy Carter has revealed that he is suffering from cancer.

former US president Jimmy Carter
Former US president Jimmy Carter. Pic/AFP

In a statement the 39th president said that a recent liver surgery showed he had the disease which has now spread to other parts of his body, E! Online reported.

Though he didn't reveal what type of cancer he has, the 90-year-old politician added that he would be rearranging his schedule to undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Carterhad a small mass removed from his liver, which The Carter Center said was an elective procedure after which he was expected to make a full recovery.

Carter's family has a history of pancreatic cancer, and his father, both his sisters and his brother had died of pancreatic cancer, while his mother too had pancreatic cancer.

He filled the role UD president from 1977 to 1981, and is one of five living presidents, and the second oldest to former President George H.W. Bush.

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