51-pound Tumor Removed From Woman

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 4:43am

New Jersey surgeons removed a rapidly growing, 51-pound cancerous tumor from a woman who had delayed treatment for more than a month until she became eligible for health insurance, her doctor said on Tuesday.

"She was a skinny lady with a huge belly. I mean it looked like she was literally pregnant with triplets," said Dr. David Dupree, who led the surgery on the 65-year-old woman, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J.

"She was just all belly," he said in describing his first meeting with the patient, a homemaker from nearby Union Beach, N.J., who asked to be identified only as Evelyn, her first name.

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