(Washington) Joe Biden, 80, was operated on in February for a “small” lesion on his chest, which was found to be cancerous after examination, his doctor said on Friday, indicating that “all cancerous tissue had been removed. successfully removed.
The cancerous lesion, detected and removed during the US president’s routine medical examination on February 16, is a “basal cell carcinoma” and has “no tendency to spread or cause metastases”, specified the practitioner in a report made public by the White House.
This distinguishes it from “more serious” forms of skin cancer, such as melanoma, he wrote.
Kevin O’Connor also said that the place where the lesion was had “healed well”.
At the end of the medical visit on February 16, the doctor recalled that Joe Biden had “spent a lot of time in the sun during his youth” and that he had already, before becoming president, been operated on for cancerous lesions. .
He concluded at the time that the 80-year-old president, who intends to seek a second term in the 2024 presidential election, was “in good health” and “fit” to perform his duties.