First Lady Jill Biden had two cancerous lesions removed Wednesday, White House doctors said in a note.
The 71-year-old first lady went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to have a small lesion above her right eye surgically removed.it was found in skin cancer screening.
“This procedure confirmed that the small lesion was basal cell carcinoma,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement.
A second lesion, also confirmed to be basal cell carcinoma, was found on the left side of Biden’s chest during a pre-surgery consultation, his notes said. Both were removed in an outpatient procedure known as Mohs surgery.
O’Connor said hospital staff discovered another lesion on her left eyelid while she was preparing for surgery.
“Again, all cancerous tissue was successfully removed,” he added.
O’Connor said, “As expected,” Biden was “experiencing facial swelling and bruising” after outpatient surgery, but was “feeling fine and well,” adding, “She will return to the White House later today. It is,” he added.
First Lady press secretary Vanessa Valdivia later said Biden was “doing well” after returning to the White House Wednesday night.
“She would like to send her love and gratitude to all of Walter Reed’s doctors and nurses for their expertise, care and kindness, and thank you to everyone who sent her good luck and prayers,” Valdivia said. Told.
basal cell carcinoma, most common format Skin cancer is curable if detected early. It attacks the basal cells in the top layer of the skin.
O’Connor pointed out its basal cells Cancerous lesions do not tend to ‘spread’ or metastasize, as ‘more serious skin cancers such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known. However, they can grow in size and pose a more significant problem.The challenges of surgical removal are also increasing. “
Zoe Richards contributed.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/jill-biden-cancerous-lesions-removed-white-house-doctor-says-rcna65370 Jill Biden had cancerous lesions removed, says White House doctor