Friday, March 3, 2023, 8:49 p.m

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WASHINGTON – A skin lesion removed from President Joe Biden’s chest last month was basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, his doctor said Friday, adding that no further treatment was needed.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House doctor who was Biden’s longtime physician, said that “all cancerous tissue was successfully removed” during the president’s February 16 routine checkup.

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O’Connor said the removal site on Biden’s breast has “healed well” and the president will continue regular skin exams as part of his regular health care plan.

Basal cell is one of the most common and easily treatable forms of cancer – especially when detected early. O’Connor said they don’t tend to spread like other cancers, but they can grow in size, so they’re removed.

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