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First Lady Jill Biden to Undergo Outpatient Procedure for Skin Cancer Screening

The First Lady will undergo a Mohs surgery next week to remove a small lesion found above her right eye during a routine skin cancer screening. The White House physician Kevin O’Connor said in a statement that the lesion was found during a routine skin cancer screening and that doctors have recommended it be removed in an abundance of caution. Mohs surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that cuts away thin layers of skin to look for signs of the most common types of skin cancer as well as other less-common skin conditions. The First Lady’s press secretary Vanessa Valdivia told CNN that the procedure is expected to take place next week and that the First Lady is expected to make a full recovery. The White House has not released any further details about the lesion or the procedure, but O’Connor said that the First Lady will be monitored closely and that any further updates will be provided as necessary. The First Lady’s office has not yet released any information about the cost of the procedure or any potential insurance coverage. However, O’Connor said that the First Lady will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure her safety and well-being.