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Ex-President Jimmy Carter says his cancer is gone

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says his latest MRI scan has shown that his cancer is gone, about four months after the cancer was discovered.

Carter announced the news while speaking to attendees of a Sunday school class which he regularly teaches at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.

"My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones," the 91-year-old former president said in a statement. "I will continue to receive regular 3-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab."

Carter’s family members were relieved to hear the news, with his grandson James Carter telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "See? I knew he wasn't really human."

Carter underwent surgery in early August to remove a tumor in his liver, after which doctors found spots of melanoma on his brain. The former president's spokeswoman said in November that Carter was responding well to drug and radiation treatment, and that there was no evidence of new malignancy.

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