Dr. Jill Biden has cancerous skin legions removed
Dr. Jill Biden is in good spirits.
Dr. Jill Biden has had cancerous lesions removed from her face and chest.
The White House physician confirmed the first lady underwent surgery on January 11th.
The surgery took place at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The 71-year-old underwent Mohs surgery to remove and examine the tissue.
Dr. Biden had cancerous skin lesions removed from her face and chest. Doctors also removed a skin lesion above her right eye.
Doctors "confirmed that the small lesion was basal cell carcinoma."
White House physician Kevin O'Connor issued a statement following the procedure;
"All cancerous tissue was successfully removed, and the margins were clear of any residual skin cancer cells."
Dr. O'Connor said they don't think any further procedures will be needed.
However, Dr. Biden's team will monitor her closely as she heals from the procedure.
Dr. O'Connor also confirmed that an area of concern was identified on the left side of Dr. Biden's chest during the preoperative consultation.
He said it was "consistent with potential basal cell carcinoma".
Dr. Biden will likely experience bruising and facial swelling but is recovering well from the procedure.
She is feeling well and is in good spirits, her doctor shared.
President Joe Biden accompanied his wife yesterday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed, "He wanted to be there to support her. He wanted to be there with his wife."