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.

“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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