Former President Carter Has Cancer

美国前总统卡特被诊断患有癌症
FILE - Former President Jimmy Carter

VOA News,August 13, 2015

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer, discovered recently during liver surgery.

Carter, who is 90, announced the diagnosis in a short statement. He did not specify what type of cancer he has, saying only that it is in "other parts" of his body.

"A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week," he said. The 39th president will undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.

Good wishes poured in on social media after Carter's announcement.  President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama wish Carter a fast and full recovery. "Jimmy, you're as resilient as they come, and along with the rest of America, we are rooting for you,'' Obama said in a written statement.

Carter underwent surgery on August 3 to remove a small mass in his liver.

Since leaving the Oval Office in 1981, the former president has established the Carter Foundation and has traveled the world working on issues like health care, global democracy, women and children's rights, as well as affordable housing.

He recently finished a book tour to promote A Full Life: Reflections at 90, his latest work. He has written more than 20 books since leaving office.

美国前总统卡特被诊断患有癌症

美国之音,2015年8月13日

美国前总统吉米.卡特星期三对外公布说,他在最近的一次肝脏手术过程中,被发现患有癌症。

卡特现年90岁。他在星期三的声明中,没有具体说患的是哪一种癌症,只是说在肝脏以外的身体其他部位。

卡特表示,“有更多消息时,将公布更详细的声明,”时间也可能在下个星期。卡特是在位于亚特兰大的一家医院接受肝脏手术的。

卡特是8月3号动肝脏部分切除手术的。卡特中心一位发言人称卡特康复的前景非常不错。

卡特1981年卸任以来,成立了卡特基金会,并到世界各地,讨论健康和民主等议题。

卡特最近刚刚结束了推广他的最新传记之行,书名叫作“90回顾”。自从卸任以来,卡特总共撰写了20多本书。