Cancer Scare: President Joe Biden Has Lesion 'Successfully Removed,' White House Confirms
President Joe Biden had a "cancerous tissue" medically removed from his chest as part of a comprehensive health assessment in February, the White House has revealed.
The 80-year-old's doctor confirmed the scary health matter in a statement released Friday, March 3.
"As expected, the biopsy confirmed that the small lesion was basal cell carcinoma," Dr. Kevin O'Connor said. "All cancerous tissue was successfully removed. … No further treatment is required."
"Basal cell carcinoma lesions do not tend to 'spread' or metastasize, as some more serious skin cancers such as melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma are known to do," O'Connor explained. "They do, however, have the potential to increase in size, resulting in a more significant issue as well as increased challenges for surgical removal."
O'Connor said the "site of the biopsy has healed nicely and the President will continue dermatologic surveillance as part of his ongoing comprehensive healthcare."
The president recently had his physical, and the doctor said Biden is healthier than ever, despite making headlines for forgetting things.
Last year, Biden fired back at the haters and declared he's all there mentally.
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"Well, if they are concerned about getting anything done, look what I have gotten done. Name any president in recent history that has gotten as much done as I have. Not a joke. They may not like what I have gotten done, but the vast majority of the American people do, and so it's a matter of can you do the job?"
"And I believe I can do the job, I have been able to do the job, I've got more done, and I ran on that. I said this is what I am going to do, and I am still getting it done," he continued. "Making sure veterans get compensated, making sure we're in a situation where we finally have action on guns. I just think it's a matter of has anybody done more in the first two years in their administration? They've been saying this about my age since I have been able to run. Come workout with me in the mornings!"
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Fox News released the statement from the White House.