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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

Doctors have found Jimmy Carter is responding well to treatment for cancer and report no evidence of new tumors, according to a statement released by the former U.S. president's spokeswoman on Tuesday.

Doctors at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute told Carter "that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment," spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in the statement.

Tests will continue, she added.

Carter, 91, revealed in August that doctors had removed melanoma from his liver and discovered four small tumors on his brain. He received a radiation treatment targeted at those tumors...