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Published: Monday, 12/18/2006

Skin cancer tumor reported removed from Laura Bush's shin


WASHINGTON First lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer tumor removed from her right shin in early November. The procedure was not disclosed until tonight.

The cancer was identified as a squamous cell carcinoma, a malignant tumor that is the second most common form of skin cancer.

Explaining why the procedure was not disclosed until now, the first lady s press secretary Susan Whitson said, This medical procedure was a private matter for Mrs. Bush, but when asked by the media today, we answered the question.

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