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First Lady Biden undergoes skin cancer surgery

United States of America First Lady Jill Biden is in good health following her prescheduled procedure to remove cancerous lesions from her skin this week.

Dr Kevin O’Connor, the president’s physician revealed that surgeons removed cancerous lesions above her right eye and from her chest while both were determined to be basal cell carcinoma.

Meanwhile, a third legion on her left eyelid was “fully excised” and sent off to be observed under a microscope while it is not yet clear if cancer has spread.

The outpatient procedure, commonly known as Mohs surgery, took place at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

President Joe Biden was by Jill’s side the entire day, according to Dr. O’Connor.

He also said the educator was “experiencing some facial swelling and bruising, but is in good spirits and is feeling well” and is expected to step back into the White House yesterday evening.

Dr O’Connor further said that Jill was expected to get the cancer spots removed in a statement last week read “During a routine skin cancer screening, a small lesion was found above the first lady’s right eye. In an abundance of caution, doctors have recommended that it be removed.”

The statement went on to release the details of the procedure and promised that “any changes in her condition or treatment plan” will be shared with the public.

Jill had a “medical procedure” in April 2021, but details were not provided.

Last year in February, President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot program that he originally launched in 2016 as Vice President of the United States.

Jill also joined the program by encouraging people to obtain cancer screenings that were pushed to the side due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com
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