Docs Remove Woman's 56-Pound Tumor

Surgeon: 'We were totally shocked'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 1:53 PM CDT
Docs Remove Woman's 56-Pound Tumor
Doctors weren't expecting a 56-pound tumor.   (Shutterstock)

Surgeons in Argentina removed a 56-pound tumor from a woman's uterus, the AP reports. The cancerous mass was 19 inches across: "We were totally shocked," says the lead surgeon. The woman had felt a growth in her abdomen for a year but chalked it up to weight gain. She's home again but under observation because the tumor (nowhere near the record 300-pound cyst removed from a US woman) was malignant.
(Read more tumor stories.)

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