United States: Joe Biden had a “small” cancerous skin lesion removed in February

by time news

After his last health report, doctors announced that they were awaiting the results of a “lesion” that had been removed from the chest of the President of the United States, Joe Biden. This Friday, his doctor revealed the results of the biopsy and assured that this lesion was “cancerous”, indicating that “all cancerous tissue had been successfully removed”.

The lesion, detected and removed during the 80-year-old US president’s routine medical examination on February 16, is of a nature that “does not tend to spread or cause metastases”, it said. the practitioner in a report made public by the White House, adding that “no further treatment was necessary”.

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. .

His age, target of criticism from the opposition

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. For the rest, Joe Biden, the oldest president in American history, has only minor ailments, treated with three prescription drugs, the doctor had detailed.

The Democrat is thus being treated for “non-valvular atrial fibrillation”, a heart condition which is “stable” after treatment; high blood lipids also successfully corrected by treatment; and allergies. Besides that, no change either: the President of the United States is 1m83 tall for 81 kg, wears contact lenses, does not smoke or drink, and plays sports five times a week. This document was obviously eagerly awaited.

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His age is a frequent attacking angle of the Republican opposition. Some opponents of the president even assure that he would no longer have all his head, given certain moments of confusion and his slurred speech.

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