The American president, Joe Biden, had a polyp of about 3 millimeters that he had lodged in the colon removed. As officially reported, the lesion is benign in appearance, but potentially cancerous, although it will not require further action.
It is a tubular adenoma, wrote Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, the president’s physician, in a report published Wednesday by the White House, after the routine examination he underwent last week when performing a colonoscopy.
Tubular adenoma is “a benign, slow-growing lesion, but it is believed to be precancerous”although no further action is required at this time, the report continued.
The polyp was sent to a laboratory for analysis and “is similar to the polyp that had been removed in 2008,” said the White House specialist. O’Connor specifies that the US president should undergo a new colonoscopy in a period of 7 to 10 years.