Former President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread, although it’s not yet clear what kind of cancer he has.
Carter, 90, had a mass removed from his liver on Aug. 3.
“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. 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,” Carter said in a statement.
James Earl Carter Jr. was 39th president of the United States, from 1977 to 1981. He’s kept active despite his age, working with groups such as Habitat for Humanity, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 and founding the nonprofit Carter Center in his home state of Georgia.