The revelation of Biden’s colonoscopy results that announced by the White House last Wednesday that a polyp was taken from the President’s colon and was determined as benign, slow-growing but potentially pre-cancerous lesion and requires no further action but needs following check-ups as reported by the multiple news outlets.
Physician’s Recommendation Towards Biden’s Health
Doctor Kevin O’Connor to Biden still recommends continuing the routine surveillance for his colonoscopy. Furthermore, from the White House’s memorandum summary of Biden’s physical examination, O’Connor said in a statement that the single 3-millimeter polyp a potentially precancerous lesion was removed smoothly without any difficulties at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In addition, it was also indicated that several diverticula a small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining from his digestive system were removed from Biden’s colon.
In a Follow-up Memo to Biden’s Procedure
The colonoscopy of Biden was similar to the former President Donald Trump and was reportedly hidden in 2019, according to former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham. Trump refused anesthesia and kept his colonoscopy secret in order not to transfer the power to his Vice President Mike Pence.
Originally, the Presidents are not required to reveal in public about their results of the annual physicals, according to CNN, but Biden has done it publicly, to be honest with the American people.
Moreover, the follow-up memo from Biden’s procedure according to the presidential Physician O’Connor saying that the president is healthy and vigorous after the annual physical check-up and at the age of 79 was deemed and fit that he can successfully execute the duty as the President of the United States of America.
O’Connor with permission from the president released the results and said that he should undergo another colonoscopy seven to 10 years from now.