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Former President Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer that has spread

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Former President Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer that has spread

http://www.people.com/article/jimmy-...ncer-spreading

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter revealed on Wednesday that he has cancer that started in his liver but is spreading. The disease was discovered after the 90-year-old underwent surgery to remove a small mass in his liver on Aug. 3.

"Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body," Carter said in a statement Wednesday. "I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare."

It is unclear where exactly the cancer has spread, but the former president said he plans to release more details on his condition "possibly by next week."

Carter's recent elective procedure at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta "proceeded without issues," and he was expected to make a full recovery, his nonprofit Carter Center said in a statement at the time.

The 39th President of the United States, who served from 1977 to 1981, was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."

Considering he's 90 years old now, he probably doesn't have much time left.

I wish him well. I was only 4 years old when he started his term. I really don't know that much about him. The only things I vaguely remember about him, mostly from history classes in elementary school, were the Iran crisis that the movie Argo covered and his decision to boycott the 1980 Olympics.
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A good and decent man. I wish I had been old enough to vote for him. My first election was 1984. I did vote for his Veep, Mondale, that year. I wish him well.
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Damn...that is sad, seeing as it has spread like that he won't have much time left although he has led one full life.
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Carter is the only U.S. president I've ever met.

I presented him with some sort of award thingy when I was in second grade. He was governor at the time.

I saw him several times in 1981 when he moved back to Georgia. His daughter Amy enrolled in the same high school I was going to. I was a graduating junior and she was in 8th grade.

Rosalynn Carter's brother was my math teacher. His wife was our librarian.

I was never a fan of President Carter's politics, but I wish him well. He has lead a long and eventful life.
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I met him in 1996, perhaps the nicest, most gracious man I've ever encountered. A gentleman of the highest order. Here's wishing him all the best.
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He was here about two weeks ago or so signing his book. He's a little guy.
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Very sad.
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Rough news. I wish him the best. Just a very good man.
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I once saw him give a harmonica solo during "Georgia on my Mind" by Willie Nelson. Fairly epic. When your opener is BB King and isn't the star, it's sort of surprising. I don't agree with his politics, but it's hard to argue that he hasn't had a great post-presidency legacy.
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Life is too short. a good man.
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I certainly agree with him on this issue:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/...partheid_20150
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I voted for Carter. His problem - IMO -was that he took the staff that he used in Atlanta (Georgia Gang)to the White House. They didn't have a clue as to how to run the White House. And - IMO - he was absolutely wrong in his two-state position in the middle east.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...gnosis-n413026

Carter revealed the cancer has spread to his brain.
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Sad news. Jimmy Carter has been a great humanitarian and is, perhaps, one of our most underrated Presidents.
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Sad news. Jimmy Carter has been a great humanitarian and is, perhaps, one of our most underrated Presidents.
Only underrated in how bad he is. William Henry Harrison accomplished more in office than Carter did.
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I'll give Carter a huge for his deregulation of the airline industry.

Instead of people complaining about leg room and seats that don't recline enough, we'd be complaining about $1500 fares. Or maybe they wouldn't complain because most Americans wouldn't even be able to afford to fly anyway.
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I'll give Carter a huge for his deregulation of the airline industry.

Instead of people complaining about leg room and seats that don't recline enough, we'd be complaining about $1500 fares. Or maybe they wouldn't complain because most Americans wouldn't even be able to afford to fly anyway.
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How Jimmy Carter saved beer
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You gotta admit, the guy looks damn good for a 90 year old. And with brain cancer even.
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Fine, I'm convinced. Best president in my lifetime!
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Only underrated in how bad he is. William Henry Harrison accomplished more in office than Carter did.
That's just silly, and it's evidence of how underrated Carter was as a president. Was he one of our better presidents? Absolutely not. But he wasn't the horrible president people make him out to be.
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His problem - IMO -was that he took the staff that he used in Atlanta (Georgia Gang)to the White House. They didn't have a clue as to how to run the White House.
Hell hath frozen over. I agree with this.
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That's just silly, and it's evidence of how underrated Carter was as a president. Was he one of our better presidents? Absolutely not. But he wasn't the horrible president people make him out to be.
Evidence? I do not think that word means what you think that it means.
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Evidence? I do not think that word means what you think that it means.
That an otherwise intelligent people could assert that Jimmy Carter accomplished less in office than William Henry Harrison is evidence of how underrated President Carter is.

SALT II, the Camp David Accords, the appointment of Paul Volcker, the deregulation of interstate travel (and, as wenders pointed out, brewing). These were all major accomplishments.
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