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Woman bursts into tears over removal of 17-year-old tumour after cancer warning-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

‘I’m almost speechless!’

Woman bursts into tears over removal of 17-year-old tumour after cancer warning-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

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After 17 years of a tumour growing from her back, a woman has now been given hope of its removal, despite a cancer warning.

Amy is a patient on TLC reality programme Take My Tumour, which follows people having life-changing surgery to remove growths all over their body and transform their quality of life.

In a preview clip for an upcoming episode, Dr. Cohen examines the mass on Amy’s back, and explains: ‘When patients come in with these masses that they’ve had for a long time, there’s always a concern that it’s not removable, and I’m sure she’s maybe been told by other people, “No it’s too big or it’s not safe or we can’t remove it”.’

He adds to the camera: ‘When I’m examining a patient with a soft tissue mass, I want to know the shape, is it a nice, rounded, smooth thing. Also how well circumscribed it is, does it have nice, smooth borders.

‘But Amy’s tumour looks like a large mass but it doesn’t look like it’s invading into the muscle which is a good sign.

‘There are some blood vessels going across it, but I do think it’s going to be removable.’

Amy has a 17-year-old tumour on her back (Picture: TLC)

She’s finally given hope of having it removed (Picture: TLC)

After hearing the news it may be removal, Amy breaks down into tears with apparent relief, despite the fact it may be cancerous.

‘Most likely, it’s a benign lipoma, there is always that chance that after looking at it under the microscope they tell us that it is cancer,’ Dr Cohen goes on.

‘The thing about a liposarcoma is the potential for spread, one of the most common places that a liposarcoma would spread is into the lungs, and then that’s a much bigger deal, and much more that we have to address.’

After an examination, Amy’s warned it could be cancerous (Picture: TLC)

She’s left sobbing at the idea of having it removed (Picture: TLC)

While her husband seems thrilled at the prospect of Amy’s tumour being removed, she begins sobbing, before clapping her hands together and saying: ’17 years!’

She later adds to the camera: ‘It’s been a very long time that this has been going on and that I haven’t been able to get this done.

‘I’m almost speechless!’

Dr Cohen is hopeful about the surgery (Picture: TLC)

‘I’m speechless!’ (Picture: TLC)

She goes on: ‘Dr Cohen thinks it is a benign lipoma, obviously they’re going to do the pathology but I still have a concern about the idea of the potential for cancer.’

Amy’s story comes after the Take My Tumour allowed one lady to see her own face again, after being covered in thousands of tumours on her face and body from a rare genetic condition.

Elsewhere, patient Tim was given a ‘whole new face’ after the removal of a huge tumour hanging from his cheek and neck, while he risked facial paralysis as a result of the surgery.

Take My Tumour airs on TLC in America.

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