This past summer, Carter announced he had advanced liver cancer, but would continue with teaching Sunday School at his church. This Sunday he announced to his church in Georgia his recent brain scan showed no signs of cancer.
“When I went this week, they didn’t find any cancer at all, so I have good news,” Carter said who is 91 years-old.
Carter’s grandson, James Carter said, “There’s no cancer in his body at this point. He’s not going to stop doing the treatment, but at this point, there’s no cancer. It’s incredible news.”
It’s unknown whether it’s complete healing or temporary remission, but there is cause for celebration.
He will continue to “receive regular doses of pembrolizumab, a new treatment that is part of a promising class of drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer,” reported Reuters. “On average, the immunotherapy treatment extends a recipient’s life expectancy by a year and a half.”
Carter’s friend Jan Williams said, “It’s like getting the biggest Christmas gift that you could ever want.” She added, “I never felt God was through using Jimmy Carter yet. He’s done what the doctors told him to do, and what an example that is for the rest of us.”