US former President Jimmy Carter suffering from liver cancer

“I will have to be made ​​for cancerous brain tumors”, said Thursday afternoon former US President Jimmy Carter, 91, live on TV. He had called the press on Thursday, August 19, as he had promised a week ago, Wednesday, August 12, after announcing be suffering from liver cancer being extended.

A surgery to remove a liver tumor had “revealed that I have cancer that spreads to other parts of my body.” “I’ll rearrange my schedule to undergo necessary treatment”, indicated in the text the president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

The former head of state, born in Georgia, in the south-eastern United States, shall be treated in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The two sisters, brother and father of Jimmy Carter all died of pancreatic cancer. The nonagenarian remained active, leading many election observation missions. In late April and early May, he went to Moscow, and in the Palestinian Territories and Israel. In mid-May, however, he had a short trip to Guyana for health reasons. “Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my grandfather,” responded in a tweet the grand-son of Jimmy Carter, Jason.

Messages from various sides of the political spectrum have also been published on the social network. The president of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican Senator Austin and Scott have sent messages of support to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 and loved ones. Jimmy Carter, 39th US president, succeeded Republican Gerald Ford lost the presidential election and 1980 deal with Ronald Reagan.

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