Sixteen-kilogram tumour – level 2

04-03-2016 07:00

This news is about a woman from Peru. When she was 14, a tumour started to grow in her ovaries. It grew for eight years – until her age of 22. Now, doctors removed the tumour. It was sixteen kilograms heavy and 50 centimetres large. It made her look pregnant.

The woman talked about her life with the tumour. She couldn’t work or study. The tumour made her breathing difficult. She could only stay at home where she took care of her nieces and nephews.

The operation was successful and the woman is going to be fine.

Difficult words: tumour (something which grows on/in your body; this thing is not good and is often removed), pregnant (with a baby inside the belly), ovaries (the pair of female reproductive organs which produce ova/eggs).

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