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7/17/2014 (1 year ago)

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Girl suffered for five years from beach ball sized growth

An 11-year-old Chinese girl has undergone a successful operation to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/17/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Health, International, Asia, China


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Han Bingbing, from Heilongjiang in north-east China, underwent eight hours of surgery to remove an intraperitoneal tumor, which after four years of growth, had grown to a size larger than a beach ball. By June 18, the tumor had filled five-sixths of her abdomen, and was causing her internal organs to slowly collapse.

Pray for the safe recovery of this girl.

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdome

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.


The Xukecheng Health Care Corporation raised more than $18,000 towards Bingbing's surgery since the girl was first diagnosed with ovarian teratoma in 2009. Since then, her family have run up considerable debts trying to deal with the numerous health care bills for Bingbing's ongoing treatment.

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdome

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.



11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdome

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.



11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdome

11-year-old Han Bingbing underwent eight hours of surgery to remove a 33 pound tumor from her abdomen.


The girl has suffered with this condition for five years, surviving despite the expectations of many doctors. Several clinics beforehand had refused to treat the girl, until her family found a hospital that would be willing to do so in Guangzhou, 2,500 miles away in southern China.

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