Joe Biden had a skin lesion removed from his chest in February. It was a basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer. On Friday, White House doctor Kevin O’Connor said Biden doesn’t need more treatment.
In a letter, the White House doctor said the cancerous tissue had been removed successfully. He also said that Biden would continue to check his skin as part of his ongoing care, but the site had already healed.
After Biden, 80, had a physical last month, doctors said he was healthy and “fit for duty.” At the time, they said that a small spot on his chest had been taken out and sent for a biopsy. In the letter, O’Connor said basal cell carcinoma lesions don’t tend to spread or grow into other body parts.
As Biden prepares to run for president again in 2024, his health is getting much attention. His wife, Jill Biden, has said he plans to run, but the president hasn’t told anything officially about it yet. Democrats argue whether Biden, already the oldest president ever, should be the party’s candidate.
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Biden met with doctors for three hours in February at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. This was his second in-depth exam since he became president in January 2021.