Biden had a ‘benign’ polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week, White House physician says
President Joe Biden had a ‘benign’ polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week, the White House announced Wednesday.
The polyp, identified as a ‘tubular adenoma,’ was a ‘slow-growing, but thought to be pre-cancerous lesion,’ White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter released Wednesday, adding that no more action is required at this time.
Biden, 79, was pronounced ‘healthy’ and ‘vigorous’ and fit for duty after his routine physical exam.
The polyp was similar to one the president had removed in 2008, O’Connor said in the letter, which is dated Tuesday.
It was recommended that Biden should have another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years, along with routine surveillance.
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