Biden underwent successful surgery for carcinoma in February
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, underwent surgery on February 16 for a skin lesion on his chest that turned out to be a carcinoma and which concluded successfully, the White House reported this Friday.
According to the statement from the White House doctor, Kevin O’Connor, the intervention occurred the day Biden had his medical examination.
At the time, the White House said the president was in “good health” and “fit” to perform his duties.
This Friday’s statement explains that that day, at the Walter Reed military medical center, Biden had a “skin lesion” removed from his chest.
The removed tissue was biopsied and “as expected” it was a basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer, according to The Hill news portal.