Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he had been given a diagnosis of cancer.


“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that is now in other parts of my body,” Mr. Carter, 90, said in a statement. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”

The Carter Center said on Aug. 3 that doctors at Emory University Hospital had performed an elective procedure on Mr. Carter “to remove a small mass in his liver.” At the time, Mr. Carter’s office said that “the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery.”

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