WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden’s polyp that was removed from his colon last week during colonoscopy is a "benign, slow-growing but thought to be potentially pre-cancerous lesion," according to a memorandum released by the White House Wednesday evening.
Physician to the President Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in the memo that Biden had "a benign appearing three mm polyp removed from his ascending colon," and that the "specimen was sent for histologic examination." He indicated that the "excised specimen has been identified as a tubular adenoma. This is similar to the polyp which he had removed in 2008." "A tubular adenoma is a benign, slow-growing but thought to be potentially pre-cancerous lesion for which no further action is required at this time," he added.
He noted that "routine surveillance is recommended for this finding. Typically, repeat colonoscopy in 7 to 10 years is recommended." Biden underwent last week a "routine colonoscopy" during which he transferred power to the Vice President Kamala Harris "for the brief period of time" when he was under anesthesia. (end) si.mt