Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer but won't make a more complete public statement until the ''facts are known.'' Gavino Garay reports.
The 39th president of the United States says he has cancer, but the details are still uncertain. Former President Jimmy Carter, now 90 years old, said a recent elective surgery on his liver at Emory Hospital in Georgia revealed that he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body. Carter, who served in the White House from 1977 to 1981, says he'll be rearranging his schedule as necessary to allow for treatment, but that he won't have a concrete update on his condition until possibly next week. There's a history of pancreatic cancer in the Carter family. His parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter all died from the disease. Carter has already lived the longest as a retired U.S. president. And he's already received a wave of encouragement, including from current President Barack Obama, who says "we are rooting for you."