Woman coughs up "tumor"


16 Responses to “Woman coughs up "tumor"”

  1. GawainLavers says:

    I guess they don’t sprout after all.

  2. Editz says:

    Sounds like a ‘House’ episode.

  3. SoItBegins says:

    Proving that the body’s auto-repair systems can pull it together even under the strangest of circumstances.

  4. Lobster says:

    If only all tumors were fruit pits.

  5. show me says:

    It’s not a toomah!

  6. Lexicat says:

    Whew! Bet she’s breathing a sigh of relief. (ar ar ar)

  7. JProffitt71 says:

    How the hell did she inhale that and survive in the first place? Around here we call that “choking to death.”

  8. C.J. Hayes says:

    From now on she will refer to her “cancer” as a seed of doubt.

  9. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Now if she can only “cough up” the cash to pay the doctor.

  10. ciran says:

    I guess it didn’t grow on her, so she coughed it up

  11. sprucie says:

    This post confuses me. If I put a peach pit in the ground, it doesn’t grow into a peach — it grows into a tree, and the tree bears a peach. Are there really plants where pits grow into fruits like that? Because if not, this sounds awfully suspicious…

  12. etherist says:

    I believe “nisperos” are loquats.

    Delicious, but please inhale them metaphorically, not literally.

  13. Phil Shaffer says:

    HA! Funny – The CT scan is a section from the abdomen, showing the liver and stomach and a bit of the spleen. The “dark spot” is air, most probably in the bowel. Cancers don’t’ appear as “black spots” in the lung on CT scans. They appear as white areas. Most probably what happened was she aspirated the seed, it obstructed a bronchus. Then the air in the lung is absorbed by the blood, and the area collapses, forming a white area, easily recognized as collapsed lung. Over time, though there would normally be inflammation in the collapsed area, causing it to look less like lung and more like cancer. Also, often cancer presents as a collapsed lung as a result of obstruction of the bronchus by a cancer. Another possible cause of confusion. 
    Really, they should just ask a radiologist before posting wrong information, we are not that hard to find. I guess it was just too much to ask to verify before publishing. They probably were on a deadline.
    More evidence that you should never take what you see in the media at face value.

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