Woman has 56-pound tumor removed

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There are a lot of things that weigh 50 pounds: The big suitcase you have to check-in, a bale of hay, a smallair conditioner. But a 50-pound tumor?  Doctors at Medical City Dallas Hospital removed one from a 70-year-old woman last month.

“I’m just glad it’s over,” said Joy Self.

Self, of Garland, is now a much slender version of her former self.

It was 10 to 12 years ago, that she first noticed she was putting on weight.

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“Because my stomach started getting big!” she said. Year after year, she put off going to the doctor until eventually her belly grew to the size of a very large beach ball.



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