Jimmy Carter Talks Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Former President Jimmy Carter said he's at ease despite having cancer in four parts of his brain and his expectation that additional cancers will show up in his body. "I've had a wonderful life," Carter said, adding that he's thankful for his deep religious faith and remains hopeful. His first brain treatment is this afternoon. “The rest of my plans will be determined by my consultations with the doctors,” he said at a news conference at the Carter Center in Georgia. He originally thought he would only live for a few weeks when he received the diagnosis of cancer in his brain, but now hopes to keep up with his work as much as he can in the time to come. He said he hopes to eradicate the guinea worm disease — something he's spent decades helping to eradicate and used to affect millions — before he dies. The doctors believe they removed all of the cancer from his liver — taking about 10 percent from his liver, he said. "I'm ready for a new adventure," Carter said. Related: See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call's new video site. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.