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Jimmy Carter announces he no longer needs cancer treatments

Jimmy Carter shared some good news with his congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday: He is stopping cancer treatments, as he no longer needs them.

The 91-year-old former president announced last summer he had a mass removed from his liver, which turned out to be cancerous. He was treated with Keytruda, a new drug, and in December said the cancer disappeared from scans. On Sunday, he said a magnetic resonance imaging scan showed "I don't need any more treatment, so I'm not going to have any more treatments." Carter will still be monitored by doctors, and if "cancer shows up again, I'll start getting treatments again," he said.

Carter spoke at his church before word came that former First Lady Nancy Reagan had died. In a statement made later on Sunday, Carter called Reagan a woman of "strength and wit," whose "dedication to our country was matched only by that of her husband. Theirs was one of our nation's great love stories and a model of shared devotion to our country."