WASHINGTON – White House doctors removed two small moles from President Bush's left temple Friday afternoon, officials said.
Doctors will run tests for cancer on the moles, although they expect them to be benign. The tests are expected to be complete mid-next week.
White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said the president would have a one-inch scab remaining for seven to 10 days. He will not be bandaged.
Bush noticed one mole, and White House physician Dr. Richard Tubbs discovered the second. Doctors shaved off the moles, which were within one inch of each other, using a local anesthetic. Also consulting was dermatologist Dr. Steve Krivda of Walter Reed Medical Center.
The president's last physical examination was in August.
In August, doctors used liquid nitrogen to freeze "a small actinic keratosis," a precancerous lesion, on Bush's left arm. He also had a noncancerous skin growth removed from his neck in July 2005.
FOX News' Brett Baier and The Associated Press contributed to this report.