WH physician: Biden’s physical included discovery of ‘potentially precancerous’ polyp

President Joe Biden received a routine physical examination last week, which included a colonoscopy.

White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor subsequently released an update related to that procedure, noting that a “potentially precancerous” growth was discovered and removed at that time.

“No further action is required at this time”

According to the Daily Wire, O’Connor issued the memo on Wednesday with Biden’s permission.

“President Biden had a benign appearing 3 mm polyp removed from his ascending colon,” the physician stated. “The specimen was sent for histologic examination.”

O’Connor explained that the “excised specimen has been identified as a tubular adenoma … “similar to the polyp which he had removed in 2008.”

The memo went on to describe the growth as a “potentially pre-cancerous lesion for which no further action is required at this time” but will likely require monitoring by a doctor.

“Typically, repeat colonoscopy in 7 to 10 years is recommended,” O’Connor wrote.

“Useless stuff that no one cares about”

The Mayo Clinic identified the polyp as a small clump of cells that formed and began growing along the lining of Biden’s colon. While most such polyps are ultimately harmless, they can develop into cancer if left untreated.

Regular screenings and swift removal of any irregular growths are among the best ways to prevent the development of colon cancer.

Aside from that discovery, O’Connor’s initial letter released on Friday depicted Biden as a “healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old man who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”

Of course, a number of critics have pointed out that the president’s examination was missing one potentially significant aspect: the status of his mental function. Biden has faced widespread speculation based on his actions and behavior that he is suffering from age-related cognitive decline — and former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson has been among those calling for him to undergo testing to prove his mental fitness.

Jackson, who is now a Republican U.S. congressman representing Texas, addressed the issue most recently in a Fox News Channel interview on Monday, declaring: “Dr. O’Connor spent six pages talking about useless stuff that no one cares about and did not address the elephant in the room, which is, is this man cognitively fit to be our president?”

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