Former President Jimmy Carter says that his most recent brain scan showed no signs of cancer. The 91-year-old made the announcement during his Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church.
"When I went in this week, they did not find any cancer at all, so I have good news," said the former president to a congregation of about 350 who followed with applause.
The 39th President of The United States said in a statement that he will continue to receive doses of Keytruda, a recently approved auto-immune drug to help his body seek out cancer cells in his body.
In August, Mr. Carter announced from The Carter Center in Atlanta that he was diagnosed with Melanoma that had spread to his brain. "I am perfectly at ease with whatever comes," said Mr. Carter during a news conference. " I have deep religious faith which I am very grateful for," said the former president.
Jill Stuckey who attended the service Sunday and is also a Carter family friend said when the former president made his announcement the church erupted in applause. "It took everyone by surprise," said Stuckey. "He made a comment about three weeks ago about some progress about his health. We did not know he was going to speak on the subject today and we were just thrilled when he did."
President Carter has remained active during his treatment. Just days after his first session of radiation, the 91-year-old was back to teaching Sunday School and last month he took part in a Habitat for Humanity build in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Carter said he is appreciative of all who prayed for him.