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At a press conference yesterday, former President Jimmy Carter, 90, detailed the treatment plan for the metastatic melanoma that was recently found in his liver and in four small spots on his brain. He will receive radiation and IV immunotherapy treatment for melanoma.

Dr. Holly Holmes, a geriatrician at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the different options and considerations for cancer treatment in the elderly and how she helps her patients make decisions about treatment.


This article was originally published on August 21, 2015.

This segment aired on August 21, 2015.

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