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US First Lady Jill Biden To Undergo Preventive Skin Cancer Surgery For Lesion

“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 memo stated.

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First Lady of the United States Jill Biden will undergo surgery next week to remove a “small lesion” above her right eye, her office informed on Wednesday. The lesion was discovered during a routine skin cancer screening, the White House announced.

The first lady will have the lesion removed during a “common outpatient procedure” on January 11 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, White House doctor Kevin O’Connor wrote in a memorandum.

“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 memo stated. Jill Biden’s press secretary Vanessa Valdivia released the memorandum with her tweet.

According to the Associated Press, Jill Biden’s cancer screening was conducted late last year, said a White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were divulging private medical information.

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The White House did not provide any further details about the procedure.In April 2021, she underwent what the White House said was a common medical procedure. The president accompanied his wife to an outpatient center near the campus of George Washington University and the couple returned to the White House after about two hours, AP reported.

Joe Biden and Jill Biden returned to the White House this week from a holiday vacation in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.

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