Former Pres. Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis on Thursday

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis at a press conference.

A statement issued Tuesday by the Carter Center says the 90-year-old will address reporters Thursday morning in Atlanta.

Carter revealed on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with cancer. In a brief statement, he said a surgery to remove a small mass from his liver had revealed cancer that had spread to other parts of his body. He said he planned to undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta and promised more details soon.

Carter was the nation's 39th president. After leaving the White House, he founded the center in Atlanta in 1982 to promote health care, democracy and other issues globally. He has remained active in recent years for the center.