White House confirms that President Joe Biden had skin cancer lesion removed

By MDLinx staff | Fact-checked by MDLinx staff
Published March 3, 2023

Key Takeaways

  • President Joe Biden had a cancerous lesion removed from his chest last month.

  • The removal site is healing well.

President Joe Biden had a lesion removed from his chest last month as part of his regular health evaluation. Through a biopsy, the lesion was identified as basal cell carcinoma, according to a letter released on March 3rd from the White House and Biden's physician Kevin O'Connor. 

According to the letter, there is little worry about the cancer metastasizing. The letter also confirmed that the removal site has healed “nicely.” 

“BCC is a common cancer involving the basal layer of the epithelium.  The prognosis is excellent, especially for patients who develop BCC after 75 years of age," Scott Cunningham, M.D, told MDlinx. "Because the surgical margins were negative, the President will likely be evaluated again in six months, but no further treatment is necessary at this time."

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