Former President Jimmy Carter announced today that a recent liver surgery revealed that he has cancer. From his statement:

“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. 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.”

Carter, who served as president from 1977 to 1981, will turn 91 in October.

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