Bulgarian Surgeons Remove 23-Kg Tumor, Call for Serious Prophylactic Exams
Bulgarian surgeons have operated successfully a woman with a giant tumor in her abdomen that weighed 23 kilograms.
"We removed a 23-kilo tumor, which is the size of a seven- or eight-year-old child," doctor Bozhidar Slavchev from the university obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Sofia said in a statement.
The woman, 67, told the doctors she has been aware she had a tumor for some 20 years now but was too scared to seek medical help.
In the words of the surgeons similar curious cases can be found only in medicine textbooks from the beginning of the previous century.
They voiced grave concerns over Bulgarians’ deteriorating health and medical culture and the practical lack of prophylactic examinations.
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I the last couple of years I have personally known two middle aged Bulgarian women who died from cancer. They'd had all the regular checks, seen all the doctors and paid plenty of cash to the doctors. Each time they were told that everything was fine, and nothing to worry about. Medicine in Bulgaria is a business, saving lives come second.