(Republicaninformer.com)- First Lady Jill Biden was scheduled to undergo surgery after her doctor discovered a potentially cancerous lesion over her right eye, according to Newsmax. The first lady’s office reportedly made the announcement last week during a routine skin cancer screening.
The president’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a memo that the procedure, known as Mohs surgery, will “remove and definitively examine the tissue.” Jill Biden was accompanied by her husband to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The surgery reportedly involved cutting thin layers of skin to determine if there are any signs of cancer. If there are cancerous cells, then the goal is to remove them without cutting the healthy skin. The procedure is also called Mohs micrographic surgery and reduces the need for other treatments or surgery. After the four-hour surgery, most people are usually allowed to return home.
Doctors reportedly recommended that the lesion be taken care of “in an abundance of caution,” according to O’Connor’s memo.
The surgery was set to take place after the Bidens returned from Mexico City where the president held discussions with the Mexican president and Canadian prime minister. The first lady likewise met with her counterparts.
The first lady also underwent surgery in April 2021 although details about the matter were not released. The White House described the event as “common,” and the president reportedly accompanied his wife to the outpatient center near George Washington University. They returned to the White House just two hours later.
The president’s age is also sparking concerns with voters as he will be 82 by the time he seeks re-election. A majority of voters polled in June 2022 believed that the president is unfit as president as a result of his mental decline, according to Breitbart. Over half of the respondents said that they had doubts about Biden’s mental ability, while 62% said that he is too old to be president.