US First Lady Jill Biden will undergo surgery next week to remove a “small skin lesion” discovered on her face during a routine examination, her spokeswoman announced on Wednesday.
This ambulatory surgery operation will take place on Wednesday, January 11 at the Walter Reed military hospital, near Washington, indicates the presidential doctor, Kevin O’Connor, in a letter made public by the spokesperson for the “First Lady” , Vanessa Valdivia.
“During a routine skin cancer screening, a small lesion was discovered above the First Lady’s eye. As a precaution, doctors recommended that it be removed.“, writes the doctor in his letter. The tissues thus removed will then be analyzed, he specifies.
Jill Biden, 71, is the oldest First Lady in US history, while her 80-year-old husband is also the oldest tenant in White House history.
Cancer is a personal cause for Joe Biden, whose son Beau died in 2015 of brain cancer, and who made reducing the death rate from the disease a “presidential priority“.