Biden had a polyp removed that was a “benign, slow-growing, but thought to be precancerous lesion.”
- A polyp removed during Joe Biden’s colonoscopy last week “is a benign, slow-growing, but thought to be precancerous lesion” for which no more action is required at this time, the White House physician said in a letter released on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
- The polyp—identified as a “tubular adenoma”—is similar to one Biden had removed in 2008, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in the letter.
- The adenoma was discovered when Biden underwent a “routine physical” at the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington.
- Biden’s doctor also noted an “increasing frequency and severity of ‘throat clearing’ and coughing during [Biden’s] speaking engagements” as well as his “perceptibly stiffer and less fluid gait.”