Jimmy Carter says he is now cancer-free

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Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that he is now cancer-free, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Carter, who is 91, told the world in August that doctors had discovered cancer in his body after a surgery on his liver. At the time, he said he was "at ease with whatever comes." He kept up a robust schedule of public appearances. In November, the Carter Center said that Carter was responding well to treatment.

Apparently, that treatment was entirely successful. From the Journal-Constitution:

Carter, 91, made the announcement near the beginning of the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a close friend and fellow church member said.

"He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone," Jill Stuckey said by phone from Maranatha, where Carter was still in the midst of teaching to about 350 people, many of them visitors. “The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause."

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