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7/3/2014 (2 years ago)

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Doctors in China to remove melon sized tumor from baby

A Chinese boy is about to receive life-changing surgery to remove a melon sized tumor located at the base of his spine.

This Chinese baby boy was born with a tumor at the base of his spine, which has now grown to the size of a melon.

This Chinese baby boy was born with a tumor at the base of his spine, which has now grown to the size of a melon.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/3/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: International, China, Health


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Global Times reported that the 9-month old was born with a fist sized tumor on his backside, and was then abandoned by his mother just a few days after his birth, leaving the baby's 25-year-old father to deal with the rising medical expenses relating to the growing tumor.

You can help ensure this child makes a safe and full recovery.

You Shen, the father, took the baby to a number of hospitals in southeast China, but no doctors were able to help him.

This Chinese baby boy was born with a tumor at the base of his spine, which has now grown to the siz

This Chinese baby boy was born with a tumor at the base of his spine, which has now grown to the size of a melon.


Finally, surgeons at Quanzhou Women's and Children's Hospital in Fujian Province agreed to remove the pediatric teratoma, which by then had grown to the size of a melon.

Donations started to poor in to help cover the cost of the life-saving surgery after local media picked up the story.

Experts at the hospital believe they can successfully remove the tumor, and that the boy will make a full recovery.

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