Woman resigned to being plump, learns she has 63kg tumour

2017-03-10 21:27
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Allentown - Mary Clancey says she was resigned to being a plump old lady. Over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. But with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to the hospital.

What doctors found astounded them: She wasn't fat; a cyst in one of her ovaries had grown into a 63kg tumour.

Doctors at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown operated on her in November.

Going in, she weighed 165kg. After five hours in surgery, she lost 81kg of tumour and tissue, about half her weight.

The 71-year-old woman from St Clair, Pennsylvania, spent almost a month in recovery but is home now, working to regain her balance as a lighter woman.

She weighs less than 68kg. 

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