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Jimmy Carter Says His Cancer Is Gone

Great news.

Jimmy Carter is cancer free.

The 91-year-old former president made the announcement at the Sunday school class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, according to NBC News.

"Went for an MRI this past week and they [doctors] didn't find any cancer at all in the brain," Carter said.

Jill Stuckey, a friend and fellow churchgoer, spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by phone as Carter was still teaching the class of about 350 people.

“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Stuckey said. “The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.”

Carter was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year and has undergone several radiation treatments. Last month, doctors said the former president was responding well to treatment and the cancer was showing no signs of worsening.

Speaking about the cancer in August, Carter seemed resigned about his fate.

"Now it's in the hands of God," he said. "And I'll be prepared for anything that comes."

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