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Former president Jimmy Carter reveals melanoma diagnosis

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 01:12

Former president Jimmy Carter says that he has four spots of melanoma on his brain and will undergo treatment immediately. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) Former president Jimmy Carter revealed on Thursday (August 20) that his doctors have detected "four spots" of melanoma on his brain after liver cancer surgery. Carter held a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta where he said that he is "surprisingly at ease," despite the diagnosis. "I'll get my first radiation treatment for the melanoma in my brain this afternoon," Carter said adding that he will have four treatments scheduled in three-week intervals. Carter said that he informed his wife of the news in mid-June and informed the public shortly after.

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Former president Jimmy Carter reveals melanoma diagnosis

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 01:12