Former American President, Jimmy Carter, 90, said Wednesday, 12th August 2015, that recent surgery to remove a small mass on his liver revealed he had cancer in other parts of his body.
Democrat Mr Carter, the nation’s 39th president, is to undergo treatment at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Carter’s father, brother and two sisters all died from (pancreatic cancer) and his mother had it as well.
President Obama, on holiday in coastal Massachusetts, phoned Mr Carter, 90, offering him best wishes from himself and his wife Michelle.
“Jimmy, you’re as resilient as they come, and along with the rest of America, we are rooting for you,” Mr Obama said in a statement.
After leaving the White House, he founded the Carter Centre in Atlanta in 1982 to promote health care, democracy and other world issues, often with wife Rosalynn by his side, and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
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