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Jimmy Carter, Former U.S. President, says he has cancer

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives to sign

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives to sign his new Book 'A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety' at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue in New York on July 7, 2015. Photo Credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter said in a statement. "A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week."

Carter 90, was president from 1977 to 1981.

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