From the AP:
Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he had had a small patch of skin removed from his face and biopsied as part of a regular checkup with his dermatologist...."She said that I was doing fine," McCain, who has survived four bouts with melanoma, or skin cancer, told reporters on a presidential campaign visit to an oil rig. "She took a small little nick from my cheek, as she does regularly, and that will be biopsied just to make sure that everything is fine."...The Arizona senator had the procedure performed near Phoenix during a checkup he undergoes every three months. He sported a small bandage on his upper right cheek on his campaign plane but had removed it by the time he spoke with reporters. A small, dark spot stood out on his face....The campaign also issued a statement from Michael Yardley, chair of public affairs at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., who said the biopsy was ordered "as a precaution" and "is a routine minor procedure."...Barrack war injuries happen while playing basketball....I'll take McCain
The Arizona senator, who suffered severe sun damage from his 5 1/2 years in Vietnamese prison camps, gets an in-depth skin cancer check every few months because of a medical history of dangerous melanomas.