Mole Removed From Mac's Face
Doctors call move pre-emptive for Republican, with history of skin cancer
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2008 2:32 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reacts to the audience's applause.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – A doctor removed a mole-like spot from John McCain’s face today during a routine check-up, a procedure an aide called “just a precautionary removal.” The Republican has had four malignant melanomas removed in the past; other cancerous cells have been taken off McCain’s body in the past. The senator’s skin is checked every 3-4 months, Reuters reports.