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Grandmother Finally Gets 30lb Tumor Removed From Abdomen

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A Georgia grandmother has finally had a massive tumor removed from her abdomen that she’s been tumor.jpgsuffering with for years because she’s uninsured.

Doris Lewis, 59, had gone to several hospitals in an attempt to have the 30 pound tumor removed but was unable to find a doctor willing to remove it until finally finding a surgeon at Georgia’s Emory Hospital.

“I probably would not be alive if that tumor had stayed in me. It would have taken my life,” said Lewis, who is one of the millions of Americans who remains uninsured.

When asked by Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV how she feels now, Lewis said she feels “grateful, thankful, happy.”

Lewis was in a much more somber mood prior to receiving the surgery.

“It’s getting bigger every day,” said Lewis back in May of this year. “I can feel it on my body. My heart hurts a little bit. I didn’t know it was a tumor in there. I thought I was just gaining weight at first. Some of the guys [doctors] looked at me and said, ‘You got a tumor in there. That is so big. Bout to pop.’”

Lewis said that the tumor had wrapped around her ovaries. Family members were worried about how the tumor would impact her health as well.

“I don’t know how long that she has to be able to live with this thing in her,” said her daughter, Sarina Lewis at the time.

Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal has been a staunch opponent of Obamacare expansion in the state, which would provide coverage to over 600,000 uninsured Georgians.

Deal’s opponent in the upcoming governor’s election, Democrat Jason Carter, says Georgia should accept federal money as part of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and use that money to either expand Georgia’s Medicaid program or to subsidize the health exchange market.