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White House shares details of Biden’s colonoscopy

The president’s physician Kevin O’Connor revealed results from a test performed on the mass on Wednesday night, saying it was identified as a “tubular adenoma,” which he described as a “benign, slow-growing, but thought to be potentially precancerous lesion.” While he noted that “no further action is required at this time,” the doctor added that “routine” examinations should continue as a precaution.

President Biden, then VP under the Barack Obama administration, had a similar polyp removed in 2008, O’Connor added, a procedure which appeared to have no major complications. 

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When Biden went in for his examination earlier this month, presidential authorities were briefly transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris while the commander in chief was under anesthesia, making her the US’ first female head of state for a little over one hour.

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