Former President Jimmy Carter announced on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and it has spread.
The 90-year-old former president announced on August 3 that he had a procedure to have a small mass in his liver removed. At the time, he was expected to make a full recovery. Unfortunately, it was during the surgery when his cancer was revealed.
His statement did not say what type of cancer affected the former president, where it originate or how it spread. However, according to CBS News, his family’s medical history is important in considering the disease and Mr. Carter has a strong history of pancreatic cancer. His father and three of his siblings died from the same disease.