Polyp Removed From Biden’s Colon Was Benign, Potentially Pre-Cancerous

1 Mins read

President Joe Biden had a potentially pre-cancerous benign polyp removed from his colon during a colonoscopy, the president’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, revealed in a memo. Dr. O’Connor also clarified that there was no cause for any further action in the case. 

On Wednesday, 24th November, the memo revealed that Biden underwent a colonoscopy under anesthesia at the Walter Reed Medical Centre last week. As per protocol, the US President had temporarily transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had announced the brief transfer of power. “As was the case when President George W Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for a brief time when he is under anesthesia,” she said before the procedure. 

During the routine check-up, which the medical fraternity advises every 7 to 10 years, doctors discovered a 3-millimeter slow-growing polyp that was promptly removed. A similar polyp had been found in Biden’s colon back in 2008. 

Known as a tubular adenoma, the specimen found in the colon of the US president is a small clump of cells found along the lining of the colon. While most such polyps turn out to be harmless, they do have the potential to develop into cancerous lesions over time. 

Biden, who turned 79 last week, has lately been in the news yet again over health concerns. When a survey conducted by Politico and Morning Consult asked voters whether they agreed that President Biden was in good health, 50% of voters disagreed with the statement. Only 40% agreed that the Democrat leader was in good health. The remaining 10% declined to comment. 

When the same voters were asked what they thought of the president’s mental fitness in the poll, 48% disagreed that he was mentally fit, while 46% agreed. Although the margin in this poll was only 2%, it points out the disturbing fact that only last October, the same margin was 21% in favor of Biden being mentally fit. 

Despite rumors of ill health and growing concerns from certain quarters on whether he will be able to last the term, let alone fight for a second stint in the Oval Office, Dr. O’Connor declared that President Biden was fit to continue his time at the White House. 


1529 posts

About author
DN News Desk is the editorial wing of Digital Nod, an award-winning digital PR & marketing agency. Committed to delivering timely and insightful news coverage of global events, DN News Desk's team of seasoned journalists and editors ensures that readers are well-informed about the latest developments across various domains. With a finger on the pulse of current affairs, DN News Desk strives to provide accurate, balanced, and thought-provoking articles that shed light on the ever-evolving global landscape. From breaking news to in-depth features, DN News Desk's contributions aim to empower readers with knowledge and perspectives that matter.
Related posts

"=Abhinandan Jhamb: Mastering the Art of PR through Compelling Article Writing

2 Mins read
Abhinandan Jhamb is a distinguished authority in the realm of public relations, particularly known for his expertise in crafting compelling PR articles….

i thought about discounts

1 Mins read
History just how many objects you have at heart. Cut costs by removing debt, starting with the debt that has the very…

About Meri dairy Company

1 Mins read
Meri Dairy: A Comprehensive Solution for the Dairy Industry Meri Dairy, a division of B2infosoft, offers a complete and innovative solution for…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *