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White House physician releases evaluation on polyp removed during Biden colonoscopy

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White House physician releases evaluation on polyp removed during Biden colonoscopy

Misty Severi November 24, 09:15 PMNovember 24, 09:25 PM

The polyp removed during President Joe Biden’s first colonoscopy in office was identified as a “tubular adenoma” that requires no further action, according to the White House physician.

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A memo released Wednesday evening said the polyp, sent to a lab for a histologic examination, is similar to one Biden had removed in 2008.

An adenoma is a “benign, slow-growing but potentially pre-cancerous lesion,” physician Kevin O’Connor said in his statement.

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Although O’Connor said no further action is required at the time, his memo notes routine surveillance is recommended as well as a repeat colonoscopy in 7-10 years.

The White House released an earlier memo penned by O’Connor on Friday declaring Biden “fit for duty” following the completion of his annual physical earlier in the day.

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