WASHINGTON — President Reagan will enter Bethesda Naval Hospital on Friday for a follow-up examination of his colon, from which a cancerous tumor was removed in July, the White House announced today.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan will undergo a colonoscopy, the same type of examination that discovered the tumor last year.
After the tumor was found to be malignant, Reagan's doctors said he should have colonoscopies every six months for the rest of his life to guard against the growth of new, potentially cancerous lesions.
This will be the first of those routine follow-up examinations.
2 Follow-Up Exams
Since the surgery July 13, in which a two-foot section of Reagan's colon was removed, the President has had two routine follow-up exams that included blood tests and X-rays.