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Former US President Jimmy Carter says tests show cancer is gone

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Published 06/12/2015 | 17:59

Former US President Jimmy Carter. Photo: Reuters
Former US President Jimmy Carter. Photo: Reuters

Jimmy Carter's grandson says no cancer was detected the last time the former US president underwent a scan.

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Jason Carter told The Associated Press in a text message that his grandfather "told me that the doctors couldn't find any cancer in his most recent scan".

US President Jimmy Carter with Shannon Airport’s Michael Guerin
US President Jimmy Carter with Shannon Airport’s Michael Guerin
Jimmy Carter addresses a news conference at the Carter Centre in Atlanta. (AP)

It was not immediately known when the scan took place.

The elder Carter apparently shared the good news before giving a Sunday School lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his home town of Plains, Georgia. Jill Stuckey, a church leader who was present, said Mr Carter announced that a brain scan this week showed no cancer.

Mr Carter, 91, announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain.

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