President Joe Biden is known for his unusual speech patterns while making formal addresses. Not long ago, he ended up saying a directional cue from the teleprompter that wasn’t supposed to be said out loud. He shocked the nation while he was live on television.

Biden has shocked the nation once again, but this time he resulted in a serious revelation. The POTUS revealed that he has cancer while giving a speech on global warming on July 20th.

Joe Biden was talking about his childhood in Claymont, Delaware. He said that there were hazardous emissions from the oil refineries near his home in Claymont. Suddenly, he referenced cancer.

That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer, and why for the longest time Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation

Biden’s comment quickly aroused a lot of reactions on social media. While plenty of people thought he is announcing that he has cancer, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler revealed that it was a reference to his past.

How dumb is this tweet? Check out Biden’s medical report. Before he became president, he’d had non-melanoma skin cancers removed. Has no one at @RNCResearch ever had this common procedure? https://whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/President-Biden-Current-Health-Summary-November-2021.pdf

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s physician, addressed the medical report that came out in November 2021. His interpretation was that Biden’s skin cancer was a result of the time he spent outdoors when he was a kid. Biden also had benign poly removed from his colon around the time the report was released. He also went through polyp removal back in 2008.

It is well-established that President Biden did spend a good deal of time in the sun in his youth. He has had several localized, non-melanoma skin cancers removed with Mohs surgery before he started his presidency. These lesions were completely excised, with clear margins.

Joe Biden also pledged back in February to “end cancer as we know it.” He breathed new life into his Cancer Moonshot program. The program aims to reduce the cancer death rate by 50% “over the next 25 years.” The small mistake during the speech definitely caused a lot of people to misunderstand him. It’s great news, however, that he in fact does not have cancer.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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