Jimmy Carter to Sunday School Class: I'm Cancer Free!

Jimmy Carter to Sunday School Class: I'm Cancer Free! (Getty)

Jimmy Carter announced on Sunday that his cancer appears to be gone.

The 39th president started his Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia with the happy revelation that doctors found no signs of malignancy on his most recent scan, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 91-year-old announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. He underwent surgery to remove four small lesions and also underwent four drug treatments and radiation.

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The treatment followed an operation to remove about 10 percent of his liver, where cancer had also been found.

This weekend's good news for Carter comes after he told people at a Habitat for Humanity site in Memphis last month that he'd completed his treatment and was feeling good..

The Carter Center then released a statement in which doctors from an Emory University hospital said the former president was "responding well to treatment."

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After revealing this week's news at the Maranatha Baptist, church organizer Jill Stuckey told the AJC “the church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.”

Stuckey would also tell the Associated Press:

"Our prayers have been answered...I can't think of a better Christmas present."

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