Bernie Sanders’ Office Says He Had Skin Cancer Removed From Cheek

December 15, 2016 Updated: December 15, 2016    

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 the most common type of skin cancer, a form that is slow-growing and highly curable.

Sanders’ office says the hour-long procedure was completed Thursday and the senator returned to work afterward.

He later returned to Vermont.

Sanders competed for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton, losing to her in the Democratic primary.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.