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Joe Biden removed benign colon polyp “potentially precancerous”


The polyp removed from the colon of the president of USA, Joe BidenLast week it was a benign, slow-growing, but potentially precancerous lesion that will require no further action, her doctor said in a follow-up report.

The injury, a adenoma tubularIt was similar to the one removed in 2008, wrote Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, the president’s physician, in a report released Wednesday by the White House. Routine checkups are recommended, which would normally mean another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years, he added.

The Mayo Clinic defines a colon polyp as a small group of cells that forms on the inner wall of the intestine. According to their website, most are benign, although some can lead to colon cancer over time.

“The best prevention for colon cancer is regular check-ups and removal of polyps”, the clinic warns.

Biden, who turned 79 last week and is the oldest president in the country’s history, remains “healthy,” “vigorous,” and fit for office, O’Connor said in his initial report after the first exam. Biden’s routine health since his arrival at the White House. The president shows some signs of aging, the doctor added.





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