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Jimmy Carter, Fresh Off First Cancer Treatments, Teaches Double Sunday School to Record Crowd

Jimmy Carter, Fresh Off First Cancer Treatments, Teaches Double Sunday School to Record Crowd

Originally posted 08/23/2015 03:20PM

More than 800 people lined up in the wee hours outside the tiny Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. on Sunday to hear Jimmy Carter teach his 689th Sunday School lesson, with the crowds eventually filling the sanctuary and an overflow room, before the former president volunteered to do double-duty and teach an unprecedented second class.

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Jimmy Carter Has Melanoma in His Brain: 'I'm Perfectly at Ease with Whatever Comes'

Jimmy Carter Has Melanoma in His Brain: 'I'm Perfectly at Ease with Whatever Comes'

Originally posted 08/20/2015 11:15AM

Stoic but joking, Jimmy Carter, 90, shared on Thursday the grim news that the cancer found in his liver is melanoma and has spread to four "very small" spots in his brain.

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Filed Under: Cancer, Health, Jimmy Carter
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Jimmy Carter's Tiny Hometown of Plains, Georgia Shaken by His Cancer Diagnosis

Jimmy Carter's Tiny Hometown of Plains, Georgia Shaken by His Cancer Diagnosis

Originally posted 08/15/2015 02:00PM

Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia – population around 700 – is reeling after the beloved former president's announcement on Wednesday that he's been diagnosed with advanced cancer.

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Jimmy Carter's Cancer Fight: Wife Rosalynn Is 'Scared' But 'Right There with Him," Friends and Family Say

Jimmy Carter's Cancer Fight: Wife Rosalynn Is 'Scared' But 'Right There with Him," Friends and Family Say

Originally posted 08/15/2015 10:15AM

Former President Jimmy Carter is battling advanced cancer with his trademark "humor and impatience", but friends and family say the one person who can help him through this is the love of his life, wife Rosalynn Carter.

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Jimmy Carter Is Facing Cancer with 'Humor and Impatience,' Friends Say

Jimmy Carter Is Facing Cancer with 'Humor and Impatience,' Friends Say

Originally posted 08/13/2015 04:40PM

Jimmy Carter is fighting his advanced cancer the same way he's gone to battle against poverty, disease and injustice around the world – "with humor and impatience," a longtime close friend tells PEOPLE.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Cancer That Has Spread to Other Parts of His Body

Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Cancer That Has Spread to Other Parts of His Body

Originally posted 08/12/2015 05:30PM

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter revealed on Wednesday that he has cancer that started in his liver but is spreading. The disease was discovered after the 90-year-old underwent surgery to remove a small mass in his liver on Aug. 3.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed from Liver

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed from Liver

Originally posted 08/03/2015 07:55PM

Former President Jimmy Carter had surgery Monday to remove a small mass in his liver.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I Believe Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 12:10AM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that he feels same-sex marriage does not conflict with Christian doctrine.

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Jimmy Carter Back at Work After Health Concern Cut Guyana Trip Short

Jimmy Carter Back at Work After Health Concern Cut Guyana Trip Short

Originally posted 05/11/2015 11:30AM

Former president Jimmy Carter was back at work first thing Monday morning after flying home early from South America on Sunday because he was "not feeling well."

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'My Best Years Are Now': Our Exclusive Interview with President Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter | Jimmy Carter

'My Best Years Are Now': Our Exclusive Interview with President Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter

Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:00PM

Find out the secrets of their 68-year-marriage and more

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