Jimmy Carter has 'cancerous spots on brain'

  • 21/08/2015
Jimmy Carter (Reuters)
Jimmy Carter (Reuters)

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he has cancerous tumours on his brain and will begin radiation treatment.

The 90-year-old Nobel peace laureate told a press conference the finding of the four melanoma spots stemmed from a procedure in which a tumour was removed from his liver.

"They did an MRI and found that there were four spots of melanoma on my brain," said Carter on Thursday (local time), in good spirits. "I get my first radiation treatment for the melanoma in my brain this afternoon."