The president’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, reported Wednesday that tests on the adenoma revealed it was a tubular adenoma, a benign, slow-growing lesion thought to be precancerous.
O’Connor said the tumor is similar to the one Biden removed in 2008, and indicated that no further action is needed at this time. The doctor said routine monitoring of the results was recommended and that Biden would be due to have his next colonoscopy in seven to 10 years.
Presidents are not required to publicly release the results of their annual checkups, but they have done so to be transparent and reassuring to the American people in the face of questions about their health. However, chiefs also concealed their illnesses and the severity of their illnesses or medical treatments.
Biden, who turned 79 on Saturday, also received a physical stint at Walter Reed, in his first appointment since his inauguration as the oldest president in US history for his first term.
Then, O’Connor wrote in a memo that Biden “remains fit for duty, fully carrying out all of his responsibilities without any waivers or facilitation.”
The doctor, who has been with the president since he served as vice president, identified two areas of “note” he set aside for detailed investigation: “increased frequency and intensity of ‘throat clearing’ and coughing during speeches” and the president’s mobile gait, or walking abnormality, which O’Connor said It is “significantly more solid and less liquid than it was a year or so ago”.
Both have been notable elements in Biden’s public appearances since taking office.
“President Biden remains a healthy, energetic 78-year-old man fit to successfully carry out the duties of the President, including Chief Executive Officer, Head of State and Commander in Chief,” O’Connor wrote in his book. Summary after Friday physical.
Kaitlan Collins, Veronica Stracqualursi, Betsy Klein, Kevin Liptak and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.