A potentially “precancerous” lesion was found and removed during a recent medical procedure on US President Joe Biden, the White House physician said, while noting the growth was “benign” and requires no further treatment.

On Wednesday night, the president’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, revealed the results from a previous test performed on the mass, saying it was identified as a “tubular adenoma,” which he described as “benign” and “slow-growing,” but nonetheless deemed it a “potentially precancerous lesion.” While he noted that “no further action is required at this time,” the doctor said that “routine” examinations should continue as a precaution.

#BREAKING (via WH press pool)WH releases memo re: #Biden’s Nov. 19 colonoscopy, saying a 3-mm polyp was removed & it is a #TubularAdenoma:”[It] is a benign, slow-growing. but thought to be potentially pre-cancerous lesion for which no further action is required at this time.”

President Biden, then VP in the Barack Obama administration, had a similar polyp removed in 2008, O’Connor added, a procedure which appeared to have no major complications. 

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When Biden went in for his examination earlier this month, presidential authorities were briefly transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris while the commander in chief was under anesthesia, making her the US’ first female head of state for a little over one hour.

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