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Jimmy Carter talks to 11Alive

Jimmy Carter continues to amaze despite battling cancer.

Jimmy Carter talked to 11Alive's Brenda Wood on Monday, Nov. 2.

ATLANTA –Jimmy Carter continues to amaze despite battling cancer.

The 91-year-old former President took part in a one-day build for Habitat for Humanity in Memphis on Monday. He sat down with 11Alive’s Brenda Wood to talk about his health.

Carter is still on his regular treatment schedule for cancer found in his liver and brain. Treatment includes radiation on four places in the brain and a new immune strengthening drug – he’s received four doses already.

“The first treatment I had – that evening I got kind of dizzy,” Carter said. “The doctors determined that I was not getting enough fluid.”
Doctors adjusted his fluids and things got better, Carter said.

"So I'm getting enough fluid now and the other three treatments I haven't had any after effects,” Carter said. “I guess I'm a little weak for a day or two.”

Carter said he doesn’t eat as much as he used to, but he still eats as much as he wants.

“I’ve lost about five pounds,” Carter said.

Carter was slated to head to Nashville Monday night to present Trisha Yearwood with an ASCAP Country Music Award. Yearwood and her husband, Garth Brooks, also took part in Monday’s Habitat build.