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Jimmy Carter- 39th US President- responds well to brain cancer treatment
Back in August this year Jimmy Carter, now 91 years of age, announced that whilst receiving treatment for cancer of the liver, doctors found 4 spots of melanoma on his brain.
He started treatment of radiation and injections to combat its spread in his brain and elsewhere in his body.
Carter, who has been married to his wife Rosalynn for 69 years said that he felt surprisingly at ease with the news, much more than his wife was.
In November he reported that he was reacting well to the treatment, saying that it had not made him uncomfortable or ill but at that point did not have an indication as to the success of the treatment.
The results he received in the last week were spectacular. Not only had the cancer not spread but the doctors could find no evidence of cancer on the brain at all, new or old.
Carter said in a statement on Sunday. “I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab”. It is expected that he will remain under close surveillance for any new growth or reoccurrence in the brain.
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