Lesion removed from Biden’s chest was cancerous, doctor says

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2023
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A skin lesion removed from President Biden's chest last month was cancerous, the White House announced Friday.

Driving the news: All cancerous tissue was successfully removed during the president’s routine physical on Feb. 16 and the president does not need further treatment, physician Kevin O’Connor said in a letter.

"The site of the biopsy has healed nicely and the President will continue dermatologic surveillance as part of his ongoing comprehensive healthcare," O’Connor added.

The biopsy confirmed the lesion removed was basal cell carcinoma, which is a common — and easily...

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