By Sandra Rose  | 

Jimmy Carter Book Signing

Former President Jimmy Carter opened up to reporters about his stage 4 liver cancer during a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta today.

Carter, 90, said doctors from Emory University confirmed the cancer diagnosis in May. On the same day, doctors told him the cancer had metastasized from his liver to his brain.

Carter first broke the news of his cancer diagnosis to the world on August 12.

The Plains, Georgia native joked with reporters about the four small melanoma lesions doctors found on his brain. Melanomas are usually associated with skin cancer.

Carter said he will begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Carter said he felt "surprisingly at ease" when he learned of his fate.

He said his message to the public is “one of hope and acceptance. Hope for the best, accept what comes.”

“I think I have been as blessed as any human being in the world,” he said.

Read more about brain metastases here.

Photo: Kristin Callahan/ACE/

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    FixitJesus I like Mr. Carter ....get well sir

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no!! :-( God Speed Jimmy!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    To his brain .... Lord have mercy Jesus

  • Mel

    So sad

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    You're in my prayer Pres! :pray:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Mr. Habitat For Humanity gets much respect from me :bow:

  • mzwhang90210

    So sad to read.
    I admire him being so serene about it. God bless you sir.

  • KK

    Offtopic - Did y'all discuss TS Madison making a video about Madame Sandra Rose? Or nah? #DontBlockMe

  • KK

    Oh and prayers up to President Carter...

  • iWasteTime

    God Bless Mr. Carter!

  • iWasteTime

    direct us to such a thing !

  • mzwhang90210

    My Itty Bitty Ditty....ummm like I was saying canned fruits doll, seriously.
    Not EVER!!

    By the time the fruit is "processed" and canned, it basically has no nutritional value at all, in fact it might be damaging if used regularly.
    Think about it ....if you purchase a "fresh" pineapple, it will last what...maybe 3-5 days? ( rough estimate)
    If you purchase a can of pineapple rings...they don't expire until August of 2017!! Really? That means that canned is chocked full of preservatives, dyes etc. Not to mention that alot of it is packed in heavy syrup. Pure liquid sugar..aka. fructose.

    If you can't get "fresh", frozen is good too. But bed NOT!!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Yes we did.. On the Devon Still post.. Even posted Auntie clapbacks on twittuh

  • iWasteTime


  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    its on youtube.. you know we can't post links

  • KK

    It is on her facebook page... TS Madison Hinton (of whom I am a fan #305AllDay)

  • KK

    Thanks. Let me go right over there... and say a prayer for lil Devon too.



  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    She called SR a homophobe... Said that the people that protest it much have struggles. Um Auntie is open about her activities..

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    God bless him. The same thing kinda happened to our Congressman and he passed yesterday it's just sad. Prayers for him and his loved ones. Cancer I wish would kill itself.

  • Sassy

    So sad, the big C is no joke

  • lenny

    My momma died of cancer at 52, he ha already outlived my mom by 40 years. i dont care

  • KK

    Well SR isssss a homophobe but...she is honest about hers

  • Chitsngiggles

    When you have fulfilled your purpose in life, you can die at peace....

  • Miany

    Hug...hey DTTS I just read your comment below... lol.....I guess once I got to callin Huckabee a krakkka azz krakkka you figured it was the "old" The lil ones are all doing well, I am anxiously awaiting back to school.

  • SpillyNillie

    Well damn lenny

  • Miany

    Sorry for your loss Lenny...We NEVER have enough time with our loved ones. I pray you heal because your comments come across as bitter and hurt. *hug*



  • Sexy CJ

    Well Wishes President Carter................

  • Handle your issues

    Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Faith will do that to you.

  • mzwhang90210

    Off topic cuz this is so sad.

    The editors of Eat This, Not That! have uncovered new research that shows certain foods can have much the same effect as the "female Viagra" drug Addyi.


    2-Green Tea


    4- Red Wine

    5-Steaks and Burgers

    6-Fatty Fish


    8-Dark Chocolate


  • mzwhang90210

    Lawd when Auntie offered to set up a GoFundMe...

  • Tippie Toes

    I'm glad he is filled with the spirit of Jesus Christ this is why he is at ease.

  • Tippie Toes

    Preach! My father became the same way.

  • Dee

    He lived a full rich life. Bless his heart. He and his wife and daughter are in my prayers.

  • lenny

    my point is, he has already exceeded most people life times. hell he outlived 2 presidents . once you reach the age of 80/85 you have lived your life its no saddness. its celebration of a long life lived. so my comment definitely came off as bitter but that was my only point. Example. VP Biden son dying of the same cancer at age 46 is way more sad then Carter potentially dying at age 90


    I LOVE dark chocolate!!!!!


    What kind of logic?? Listen, I know that is your opinion but that man has done a lot n cancer is hard and rough. Idc if he die at a 190, it is still a great lost and sad esp for HIS family just like your beautiful was a great lost to yours. Sometime I wish ppl would think past their hand they use to type.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :hug: No, it wasn't that time LOL. But now that I know it's you, I will accept you 'As Is', like the used car salesman says :rofl: Put up your Sarah gravi, then everyone will know it's you. :hug: TTYL

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ok, FINE :eek:
    :hug: I buy the chunks weekly for my 4 lb salads :rofl: I eat every day

  • YaISaidIt

    Lord please stay away from anything medical and either ask someone with medical knowledge or leave it be. Melanoma is not associated with skin cancer it IS a skin cancer. It's also called "the great pretender" because it can present and be located anywhere (Bob Marley) as well as metastasize ( travel) anywhere.

  • YaISaidIt

    Lord please stay away from anything medical and either ask someone with medical knowledge or leave it be. Melanoma is not associated with skin cancer it IS a skin cancer. It's also called "the great pretender" because it can present and be located anywhere (Bob Marley) as well as metastasize ( travel) anywhere.

  • nekkkyj

    So sad at his age i wouldn't want to go through chemotherapy and radiation

  • nekkkyj

    So sad at his age i wouldn't want to go through chemotherapy and radiation

  • Victorious82

    He's 90. I would be cool with whatever comes next too if I was 90.

  • Victorious82

    He's 90. I would be cool with whatever comes next too if I was 90.

  • SandraRose

    I know what melanoma is. That's why I said it's associated with skin cancer in terms of it being in his brain. Did you expect me to say he has skin cancer on his brain?

  • Hampton27

    It's hard to accept death. It has to be especially hard reaching the age of 90 so knowing that the cancer has spread throughout has to be devastating. It's awesome to see him in good spirits. The strength of some people.....

  • Judi Lauren

    I love this guy. Got a chance to meet him at my graduation, where he was the keynote speaker. Very nice and humble..

  • suganspice68

    He is a good person,I like him too.

  • Debra Vickers

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  • 1/8

    On my grandmother's 100th birthday, she pulled me aside and told me she was leaving the bulk of her estate to me. Then, without batting an eye, she said, "It's been a long ride. I've had a wonderful life and I'm ready to go."

    Several weeks later, she was dead.

    My uncle, who lived to be 90, had a similar conversation with me. He never said he was ready to go, but he seem to be at peace with his inevitable death. He died a few months after our conversation.

  • 1/8

    Life is short, even in its longest days.

  • Prettybootnikki

    I don't think most people understood your post either. I get it. My mother died at 61. Last year. It hurts so bad. Even today. My grandmother passed this year at 93. And folks were crying. I said in my mind why are they crying. I don't get it. She lived a long life in my opinion. Longer than many. And longer than my mother. I do wish the former president the best. It's sad all the way around. But for someone in their 90s I think is a blessing to live that long and not have to have folks taking care of you. Or changing ur diapers. And feeding u and what not.

  • Queen B

    No Mr. Carter no chemo....try the wholistic approach like sour sap and supplements

  • ATL White Guy

    Mr. Carter has done more good post-Presidency then any other President in my opinion. He only served one term, and many said he was not a good President. I can't remember as I was too young. However since he left office he has done so many good works - brokering peace treaties, Habitat for Humanity, etc and that is what I'll remember him by. A humble man who still teaches church school and then goes out and builds houses - actually builds, not just plugs for the program.

  • SecretVoice

    I have read things about Mr. Carter and he seems to be a good man.A person like him who has done a lot for OTHERS are not afraid to die.I read about how involved he's been in Habitat For Humanity.

    I also like the way he has spoken again "the impostors in Israel inhumane treatment of Palestinians,so I love that about him.


    Those rollers have me rollin, with the hat!!

  • Sissy Sasha

    Take microbiology class and you'll understand preserving methods. Other than that, don't speak on what you don't know :)

  • Nataliegaye

    Aw he is truly a good person with a great soul which is shown though his decades of civil service. He is at ease because he knows he has lived the best life he could. I hope he has a full recovery or at least a painless lass few years

  • Molly

    God Bless Mr. Carter & his family. Such a Genuine Man with A beautiful character & genuine spirit. Married for 69 Yrs?? Wow ??.
    Even handling his Diagnosis with grace. "Awesome Role Model

  • Satin Panther

    Carter seem like he's an interesting guy. I remember seeing an interview he did hawking this book and he said he never grew up segregated from black people and that his best friend was African American. He also said that growing up he didn't see black folks living in poverty and the first ppl he seen that flaunted any kind of wealth or opulence was black preachers wearing expensive suits and driving nice cars. So his experience in his youth from what he said isn't as racially divided and intense as some others.