Biden had 3mm ‘Potentially Pre-Cancerous’ Polyp Removed during ‘Routine’ Colonoscopy

Biden had a polyp removed that was a “benign, slow-growing, but thought to be precancerous lesion.”

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  • 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.”
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