Jimmy Carter says he now has no cancer

 Former US President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday he was now cancer-free, according to local media report.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015, 02:39 AM IST
Jimmy Carter says he now has no cancer

Washington: Former US President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday he was now cancer-free, according to local media report.

Carter, 91, made the announcement during the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, the US state of Georgia, according to local newspaper Atlanta Journal- Constitution, the first local media that reported the news.

"He (Carter) said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone," the newspaper cited a church member as saying. "The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause."

Carter announced in August that his cancer had already spread to his brain, adding that there were four small spots of melanoma on the brain.

However, Carter said at that time the pain was "very slight," adding that he was not feeling any weakness or debility. He immediately received treatment after the announcement.

Carter, born in 1924, served as the 39th US president from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.