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Finally, she consulted doctors and it was determined she needed surgery, and the tumor was removed a couple of months ago, he said.
Lopez said that before removing tumors, surgeons generally puncture a growth in various places to remove liquid, but in this case the tumor remained solid.
"We thought the tumor could be reduced to an orange's size, but it was totally solid," he said.
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