Woman Has 27-Pound Tumor Removed
Atlanta grandmother now doing fine
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2014 6:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – The cause of an Atlanta woman's inexplicable weight gain has been identified and removed: a 27-pound tumor about the size of a beach ball in her belly, reports 11Alive. Doctors removed the cystic tumor this week from 59-year-old Doris Lewis in a delicate operation that lasted more than eight hours—delicate because the tumor was pressing against her stomach wall, her small intestine, and other organs, reports WSB-TV. Lewis says she initially dismissed her growing belly as routine weight gain, then delayed seeing a doctor because she lacked health insurance. She's expected to make a full recovery. (A woman in Brazil had a tumor more than three times larger.)

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Woman Has 27-Pound Tumor Removed is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 10 comments
Bill Inaz
Jun 12, 2014 8:06 AM CDT
27Lbs???? You call that a tumor? http://www.wbtv.com/story/25733877/todays-most-doctors-remove-47-pound-tumor-from-tucson-woman
Jun 12, 2014 1:27 AM CDT
That is nothing.....obummer's Mom had an ass removed from her twat....
Jun 12, 2014 1:20 AM CDT
What, no pictures of the tumor?