Medical experts say not being your typical 90-year-old will surely help former President Jimmy Carter deal with the cancer that has been found in his liver and other parts of his body.
Former president Jimmy Carter announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Carter’s brother, Billy, and his two sisters died of pancreatic cancer, as did his father.
President Barack Obama had wished him “a full and fast recovery”.
Folks in Plains are hoping for the best as President Jimmy Carter begins his public fight with liver cancer. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosalynn and the entire Carter family as they face this challenge with the same grace and determination that they have shown so many times before,” Obama’s statement read.
Knowing where the cancer emerged will help doctors figure out what options they have to combat the disease – whether they will be able to cure it, stall or slow its growth, or otherwise palliate whatever symptoms Carter might develop as it runs it course. “I don’t know what led to surgery on his liver”, Mayer added.
A Georgia peanut farmer who had been a state senator and governor of Georgia for a single term before running for president, Carter ended up seeing his second term for president doomed by a number of foreign policy conflicts, most especially the Iran hostage crisis – losing in a landslide to Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital.
Plains has been around since the 1840s, and Jimmy Carter has been around her for more than half its history.
According to a new study, African-American and Hispanic children are primarily targeted by ads for sugary drinks, and other unhealthy, high calorie foods. And from The King Center: “We are praying for you, President #JimmyCarter”.
He called the nation’s 39th chief executive late Wednesday to wish him a full and speedy recovery, but at this point, the extent and exact nature of Mr. Carter’s cancer is still unknown.
His book tour included a stop at the Carter Presidential Library & Museum, where he had an exclusive Q&A session with the AJC. Carter said he will release more information as soon as next week “when facts are known”. After leaving the White House, he founded the center in Atlanta in 1982 to promote health care, democracy and other issues globally.
Everyone also knows he has the prayers of the world over him right now. The goals of treatment would be his comfort.
However, Director Of The Gastrointestinal Cancer Center Charles Fuchs of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston says that it is possible that the former president has a cancer that started in a different organ which has spread in the liver.