Jimmy Carter Gets Good Cancer News

Former President Jimmy Carter, who is battling malignant brain cancer, got good news when he learned the disease has stopped spreading and is “responding well to treatment,” the Carter Center in Atlanta said in a statement on Tuesday.

Carter, 91, revealed in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, which was in an advanced stage and had spread to his brain.

He received the diagnosis following surgery for liver cancer, saying at that time that he had thought all of the disease had been removed but subsequent tests had revealed it had spread.