The First Lady of the USA, Jill Biden (71), will undergo facial surgery next Wednesday. This is reported by several US media, citing a message from their office. "A routine skin cancer screening found a small lesion over the First Lady's right eye," White House Doctor Kevin O'Connor said. "As a precaution, doctors recommended removing the lesion," O'Connor said.
Biden will therefore undergo an outpatient procedure on January 11 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In what is known as Mohs surgery, thin layers of skin are usually removed to look for signs of various types of skin cancer. Care is taken to ensure that cancerous tissue is removed while healthy tissue is preserved.
In her role as First Lady, the 71-year-old is actively fighting cancer and promoting good health care. It was only in December that she met with the spouses of African heads of state and government to discuss cancer care for women and girls. "Together we can defeat cancer as we know it," she said confidently. Should her husband Joe Biden (80) continue to serve as US President, she would probably continue this commitment.
Joe Biden had announced that he would discuss the possibility of a second term with his family while on vacation in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Many Democrats close to Biden are convinced he will run again, and his family is behind him, reports US broadcaster CNN.