The lesion on Jill Biden’s left eyelid has been identified as a ‘non-cancerous growth’



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White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor on Thursday provided an update on First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s recent Mohs surgery, saying the lesion found on her left eyelid was a “very common, harmless, non-cancerous growth.”

Biden spent several hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last week, where he underwent outpatient surgery to remove two precancerous lesions — one on her chest and one in her right eye. During this procedure, a third lesion was found on her left eyelid.

“This (lesion) was sent for a conventional biopsy. The results are consistent with a seborrheic keratosis,” O’Connor wrote in a letter dated Wednesday. “Seborrheic keratosis is a very common growth that is completely harmless and noncancerous. No further treatment is needed.”

“Dr. Biden is recovering well from her procedures,” O’Connor writes. “She has had some bruising and the expected mild swelling, but she is feeling much better.”

In his post last week, O’Connor wrote that “all of the cancerous tissue was successfully removed, and the margins were clear of any residual skin cancer cells.” That letter also noted that basal cell carcinoma lesions “do not tend to ‘spread’ or metastasize, as some more serious skin cancers such as melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma are known to do.”

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