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HomeU.S.Lesion removed from Jill Biden's left eyelid was noncancerous, doctor says

Lesion removed from Jill Biden’s left eyelid was noncancerous, doctor says

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A small lesion removed from first lady Jill Biden's left eyelid last week has been found to be noncancerous, White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said Thursday. He said the lesion on Biden's left eyelid, which was removed through simple excision, was a seborrheic keratosis, a "very common, totally harmless, non-cancerous skin growth." Last week, O'Connor said that the lesion on the first lady's left eyelid was being sent for examination.

A small lesion removed from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid last week has been found to be noncancerous, White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Thursday.

In a memo, O’Connor shared an update following Biden’s Mohs surgery to remove other cancerous tissue. He said the lesion on Biden’s left eyelid, which was removed through simple excision, was a seborrheic keratosis, a “very common, totally harmless, non-cancerous skin growth.”

No additional treatment will be required, he said.

The first lady underwent the outpatient procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Jan. 11 to remove a small lesion above her right eye and on the left side of her chest that were found to be small basal cell carcinomas, in addition to the lesion that was found on her left eyelid, the White House has said.

Last week, O’Connor said that the lesion on the first lady’s left eyelid was being sent for examination.

“Dr. Biden is recovering nicely from her procedures. She is experiencing some anticipated mild bruising and swelling, but feels very well,” O’Connor said in his memo Thursday to the first lady’s press secretary.

First lady Jill Biden walks out of the White House in Washington, Jan. 11, 2023, as she and President Joe Biden prepare to board Marine One.

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President Joe Biden accompanied the first lady to her procedure at Walter Reed last week. He told reporters the next

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