Biden had a ‘benign’ polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week

Biden had a ‘benign’ polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week, White House doctor says










President Joe Biden had a “benign” polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week, the White House announced on Wednesday.

The polyp, identified as a “tubular adenoma,” was a “slow-growing but suspected precancerous lesion,” said White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in a letter released Wednesday, adding that there is no more action. needed at this time.

Biden, 79, was pronounced “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for the job after his routine physical.

The polyp resembled one the president had removed in 2008, O’Connor said in the letter, which is dated Tuesday.

It was recommended that Biden undergo another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years, along with routine monitoring.

This is an evolving story; please come back for updates.

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