Jill Biden is cancer free and feeling 'very well' after her Mohs surgery trends now
Jill Biden is cancer free after her Mohs surgery, the White House doctor announced in an update on Wednesday evening, but she is feeling 'very well' after the procedure.
The first lady had lesions removed from her face and chest at Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. At least two of them - one from above her right eye and one of the left side of her chest - were determined to be cancerous but had all the cancerous tissue successfully removed.
The one from her left eyelid was sent out for a traditional biopsy but the results came back cancer free, Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a letter released by the East Wing.
'Results are consistent with a seborrheic keratosis,' O'Connor wrote. 'Seborrheic keratosis is a very common, totally harmless non-cancerous growth. No further treatment is required.'
Seborrheic keratosis is a common noncancerous skin growth that people tend to get as they get older. Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan.
'Dr. Biden is recovering very nicely from her procedures,' O'Connor said. 'She experienced some anticipated mild bruising and swelling but feels very well.'
Jill Biden is declared cancer free after her surgery last week
The first lady was under anesthesia for about five hours for her Mohs surgery, which she had last Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Hospital.
O'Connor said in a memo last week after her surgery that the first lady was experiencing facial swelling and bruising.
She had a lesion removed from above her right eye, which was confirmed to be basal cell carcinoma. Doctors also found a lesion on her chest, which appeared to be basal cell carcinoma, and doctors extracted. They later confirmed it was that type of skin cancer.
'All cancerous tissue was successfully removed,' O'Connor said.
Additionally, during the surgery, doctors also