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Former President Jimmy Carter Says He No Longer Needs Cancer Treatment

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Former President Jimmy Carter speaks onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 6, 2015. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

The news keeps getting better for former President Jimmy Carter.

Carter revealed Sunday that he no longer needs to receive treatment for cancer.

The 91-year-old made the announcement at the Sunday school class he teaches in Plains, Georgia.

Carter will “continue scans and resume treatment if necessary,” said Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo.

The former President first announced last August that a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, which was first found in his liver, had spread to his brain. Carter initially said he thought he had only weeks to live when he first learned of the diagnosis. He left his fate “in the hands of God, whom I worship.”

Carter was treated via surgery, radiation and a relatively new form of immunotherapy.

In November, Carter’s doctors at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta said his treatment had gone well — with no signs the cancer has spread.

Carter was declared cancer-free in December 2015.

He received cancer treatments from August through February 2016, according to Congileo.