Sanders' office says he had skin cancer removed from cheek

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 later returned to Vermont. The senator competed for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.