The cancer was apparently discovered during recent liver surgery, and it has spread to other parts of the former President's body.
Carter, who recently turned 90, has been a force since leaving office in 1981. Some argue that he's been the best former President in history. A force for global peace, fair elections, and better living conditions for the poor across the world through the Carter Center, Carter is a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Through it all, he's remained the same, humble Sunday school teacher in Plains, Georgia.
It goes without saying that I wish President Carter well as he battles this disease. While there may have been better Presidents, there have been few better men to serve as President.