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President Biden had a “potentially pre-cancerous lesion” eliminated after receiving a routine colonoscopy final week.

Biden had a “benign appearing 3 mm polyp removed” final week that was despatched in for testing and “identified as a tubular adenoma,” in response to a memorandum launched by the White House Wednesday.

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden
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“This is similar to the polyp which he had removed in 2008,” the memorandum, which was signed by Physician to the President Kevin C O’Connor reads. “A tubular adenoma is a benign, slow-growing, but thought to be pre-cancerous lesion for which no further action is required at this time.”

The memorandum goes on to say that Biden ought to obtain a “repeat colonoscopy in 7 to 10 years.”

Biden briefly transferred the power of the president to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday in order that he might endure the process, which made her the primary girl to carry presidential energy in U.S. historical past.

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris
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O’Connor in any other case pronounced that Biden was “healthy” and vigorous,” determining that the president was fit for duty, while finding that he suffered from a stiff gait.

President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden, who took workplace when he was 78 years outdated, grew to become the oldest particular person to take workplace as U.S. president earlier this 12 months. His age has induced increased scrutiny into his well being and well-being, with some questioning whether or not he was capable of meet the calls for of being president.