Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office says he had skin cancer removed from cheek

Credit: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bernie Sanders’ office says the Vermont senator had a small basal-cell carcinoma removed from his cheek in an outpatient procedure.

Basal-cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. Sanders’ office says the procedure was completed Thursday and the senator returned to work afterward.

Sanders’ office says he’s later returned to Vermont.

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