FILE - This Oct. 22, 2010 photo shows former U.S. President Jimmy Carter while visiting a weekly protest in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. (AP/Bernat Armangue)
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Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.Carter announced on Aug. 3 that he had surgery to remove a small mass from his liver.Good wishes poured in on social media after Carter's announcement, while President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama wish Carter a fast and full recovery. Carter was the nation's 39th president, defeating Gerald Ford in 1976 with a pledge to always be honest.A Georgia peanut farmer who had been a state senator and governor of Georgia for a single term before running for president, Carter ended up seeing his second term for president doomed by a number of foreign policy conflicts, most especially the Iran hostage crisis -- losing in a landslide to Ronald Reagan in 1980 .Carter also completed a book tour this summer to promote his latest work, "A Full Life".
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