Jimmy Carter, the United States 39th president was discharged from the hospital after the doctors found no evidence of cancer in his brain. Jimmy Carter received a clean bill of health and has now returned to teaching Sunday school.
In the first few months of this year, America’s former president was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma. According to his attending physicians, during an MRI scan, several cancerous tumors were found in the brain of the former president. Carter’s MRI revealed four spots which indicated that his cancer has metastasized to his brain.
In order to treat his condition, the former president, who has celebrated his 91st birthday this year, was admitted into an oncology clinic where we underwent several cancer therapies. According to inside information, Jimmy Carter treatment started with a round of radiotherapy, in order to reduce the size of the tumors.
After several months of treatment, Carter was discharged from the hospital. From there, he proceeded directly to his class, where he begun to recollect all his impressions from the hospital. According to his statement, during his stay at the oncology clinic, the former president underwent several medical therapies, including a total hysterectomy and operation which was performed by a robot controlled by a surgeon.
Moreover, it would seem that the former president was even submitted to a minor surgical intervention, aimed at implanting a small device on his chest. According to his doctors, the device was used in order to facilitate the administration on chemotherapeutical drugs.
All and all, Carter received a total number of three sessions of chemotherapy and 28 sessions of radiation therapy. But according to doctor Douglas Johnson, a melanoma specialist, it would seem that Carter’s remission had something to do with a new chemo drug which was released early this year.
The wonder-drug is called pembrolizumab, or Keytruda. With Carter getting back on his feet, it would seem that the drug itself began to be very popular. And it would seem that the drug even works wonders on older people suffering from melanoma. The same doctor Johnson said that Jimmy Carter tolerated the drug very well and that it was successful at keeping his cancer in check.
Although Jimmy Carter is a long way from being cured, he displayed nothing but pure optimism when he was asked about his disease. He also declared that he would have to undergo a 3-week course of immunotherapy before the doctors can decide if he is cured or not.