US President Joe Biden had cancerous lesions on his body, which were removed during a routine health checkup last month, the White House said.
All of his cancerous tissue has been removed, and no further treatment is needed; But his skin will be monitored as part of ongoing health care, Biden’s doctor said, according to the BBC.
The White House claimed that the 80-year-old US president’s physical examinations in February showed him to be healthy and ‘fit for duty’.
In a note sent to the US media on Friday by Biden’s doctor, Kevin O’Connor, it is said that the affected tissues were removed from Biden’s chest at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington DC on February 16.
“No further treatment was required, from where the tissue was removed, the wound healed excellently after the biopsy,” he said.
Basal cell carcinoma, the type of cancer found in the US president’s body, does not usually spread, nor does it spread from one part of the body to another.
These basal and squamous cell carcinomas are the most common skin cancers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).