Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer treatment

Former US President Jimmy Carter listens during a video interview with the Associated Press via a laptop at a hotel in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain.

Carter, 91, shared the news at one of his regular Sunday School classes at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Carter’s spokeswoman said in an email that his doctors will continue to perform scans to ensure cancer cells have not returned, and Carter will “resume treatment if necessary.”

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