First Lady Jill Biden will have a small lesion removed from her right eye, according to the president's physician.
The concern was shared publicly on Wednesday ahead of the routine operation.
Jill Biden has 'small lesion' above right eye, doctor says, will be removed https://t.co/UUQNMOpvjU
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"Dr. Kevin O'Connor, physician to the president, said in a Wednesday evening letter that the lesion was found during a routine skin cancer screening," Fox News reported.
"O'Connor said that the lesion will be removed on Jan. 11, and the tissue will be examined," it continued.
"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," O'Connor said.
During a routine skin cancer screening, a small lesion was found above the First Lady’s right eye. Memo here from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Physician to the President, with more information on the First Lady’s upcoming outpatient procedure to have it removed and examined. pic.twitter.com/DIQrnjtZFc
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"The first lady is scheduled for what O'Connor referred to as a 'common outpatient procedure' known as Mohs surgery to remove and examine the tissue," NBC News reported.
"The procedure will take place Jan. 11 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland," it added.
The first lady, 71, has been an advocate for cancer research and prevention, including a campaign in October to support the American Cancer Society.
Beau Biden, the son of Joe Biden, died in 2015 following a fight with brain cancer.
The latest update reveals the upcoming medical plans for the first lady, but the White House physician has not expressed any additional concerns related to her health. Biden previously experienced a bout with COVID-19 in August.
Source: Fox News