(PresidentialHill.com)- The media reported that White House physician Kevin O’Connor recently said that President Joseph Biden had a malignant skin lesion removed from his chest.
The biopsy sample was taken from the president on February 16 as part of his yearly health exam.
In a statement, Dr. O’Connor said the biopsy results showed that the little lesion was, in fact, basal cell carcinoma and that all malignant tissue had been successfully removed.
O’Connor said that Biden doesn’t need any more treatment since the region surrounding the biopsy site was presumed treated using electrodesiccation and surgical removal during the biopsy.
The biopsy site healed well, and Biden will have regular dermatologic monitoring as part of his ongoing medical treatment, O’Connor added.
In January, Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife, had a minor lesion removed above her eye.
O’Connor found Joe Biden physically fit to serve following a three-hour test in February.
He wrote in his statement that the President is still physically and mentally capable of performing his duties without any modifications or exclusions. Specialists checked the president in several fields. O’Connor claimed that neurologically, there were no indications of a brain or central neurological disorder like stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, or ascending lateral sclerosis.
But reports show cognitive tests were not done.
The New York Post reported that the president had his yearly physical earlier this month, but it did little to allay growing concerns about his mental capacity.
Despite several instances of Biden acting confused in press conferences or giving false recollections, the president’s doctor awarded him a near-clean health sheet and did not cite cognition as a worry in the report.
According to a recent YouGov/Yahoo News survey, about 7 in 10 registered voters, 68%, feel the 80-year-old president is too elderly for another term. An overwhelming majority (77%) of people are worried about Biden’s well-being and mental sharpness, with 39% expressing severe concerns.