President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center (Courtesy 11Alive)
President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center (Courtesy 11Alive)

Former President Jimmy Carter addressed the media Thursday morning at The Carter Center in Poncey-Highland for the first time since he announced he’s been diagnosed with cancer.

Carter had cancerous tumor on his liver removed on Aug. 3, but further testing showed four small spots of melanoma on his brain, according to CBS46. Carter said he planned to rearrange his schedule so that he can undergo radiation treatments starting this afternoon at Emory University Hospital.

He said will cut back on his obligations at The Carter Center, but will continue to make funding calls and hold regular meetings with directors. He also plans to continue teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, GA as long as he is able.

A get well soon banner for President Carter hangs from Manuel’s Tavern just up the street from the Carter Center.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.