The President of the United States, Joe Biden, underwent surgery last month for a skin injury on his chest, which, after a scan, turned out to be A common type of skin cancerThis Friday, he mentioned the White House physician who indicated that the head of state It does not require any additional treatment.
Biden, who is 80 years old and the oldest president in US history, has been analyzing for months whether or not to run for re-election in 2024 to be able to rule for another 4 years. The news can have an impact on your decision And even in the election campaign, as the opposition usually criticizes the physical and mental health of the president.
Presidential physician Kevin O’Connor wrote in a letter to White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre, explaining that the lesion was removed in an operation on February 16 and then biopsied. “As expected,” the lesion tested positive for basal cell carcinoma.s, O’Connor Books.
“All the precancerous tissues were removed successfully,” he added later, noting that the area from which the precancerous lesion had been removed “healed very well.”
He added that Biden will continue to “watch skin” in the future, indicating that No further treatment was required.
The letter also stated, “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.
The lesion was initially removed during Biden’s annual physical in February. At the time, O’Connor reported that the president was still “healthy,” “active,” and “Fit to carry out the duties of the presidency successfully”.
Examinations of the president’s head, ears, eyes, nose and throat were normal. A “very detailed” neurological examination found no findings consistent with stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.
However, Biden still suffers from a “steep gait”, According to the report, he suffered a foot fracture in 2020 and was prescribed a custom orthotic to help raise his foot. He continues to exercise five days a week and his contact lens prescription has been updated.
Biden’s wife, Jill, underwent surgery earlier this year to remove lesions similar to her husband’s near her right eye. The procedure confirmed thatThe small lesion was a basal cell carcinoma,” O’Connor wrote at the time. “All of the cancerous tissue was successfully removed, and the limbs were free of any residual skin cancer cells.”
Basal cell carcinoma of the skin is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States, and treatment can be very effective when the cancer is caught early and removed.
Like another skin cancer, melanoma, these diseases are closely related to sun exposure and sunburn. Fair-skinned people and people with freckles and/or red hair are particularly at risk.
Biden’s health is under intense scrutiny due to his age and the prospect of him running for the White House again. With no strong Democratic candidates in sight, Biden appears to be leading in the polls, although many Americans, even Democrats, should not be running because of his advanced age.
On the Republican opposition front, references abound to confusions in his speeches (Biden has stuttered since his youth and sometimes still stumbles over words), his distractions or falls he suffered on a bike or on the stairs of an airplane. Even the candidate, Nikki Haley, suggested that no one over the age of 75 should be a civil servant.
Biden never stops doing anything different than any of his predecessors: He has a busy schedule, traveling around the country as well as around the world. but, The next campaign challenge can be much more difficult than the previous one, In the midst of an epidemic when he had barely had to leave the basement of his house.