Jill Biden: see a doctor immediately. What is the reason and why

On January 11, US First Lady Jill Biden underwent minor surgery.

The White House has confirmed that Jill Biden underwent “an elective outpatient procedure commonly known as Mohs surgery,” CNN writes.

Jill Biden had several skin lesions removed from her face and chest.

The 71-year-old first lady, accompanied by President Joe Biden, spent more than eight hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the outpatient procedure. Photo: Shutterstock.

Lady Biden underwent Mohs surgery to remove and examine a lesion above her right eye that was recently discovered during a routine skin cancer screening, according to White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor.

“The procedure confirmed that the small lesion was basal cell carcinoma,” O’Connor wrote in an email.” All cancerous tissue was successfully removed and there were no residual skin cancer cells left at the edges.”

However, during the preoperative consultation, O'Connor noted that "an additional area of ​​concern was identified."

This area was also treated with Mohs surgery on Wednesday, increasing the length of the entire procedure.

President Joe Biden accompanied her for much of the day at the Walter Reed Hotel.

The chest lesion was also confirmed to be basal cell carcinoma and was "successfully removed," O'Connor said.

Basal cell carcinoma lesions do not tend to “spread” or metastasize, as some more serious skin cancers such as melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma are known to do. However, they can increase in size, which can lead to a more serious problem.

A White House statement said the 71-year-old first lady is experiencing "some facial swelling and bruising" following surgery but is "doing well."

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Jill Biden: see a doctor immediately. What is the reason and why