Boise, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho woman who thought she gained weight from menopause found that she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had grown in her for decades.
KTVB's Boise TV channel says Brenda Cridland of Meridian has increased weight gain until aging, but when her health began to drop quickly, nearly eight months ago, she decided to see a doctor.
When a CAT scan revealed she had an enormous tumor that bit her organs and cut off the blood supply of her brain. Cridland said he had two and a half hours of surgery to remove the meal, which fortunately was benign.
Cridland says she lost 65 pounds in the process and found out that the tumor was caused by undiagnosed endometriosis. She says she ignored the red flags about her health and hopes her story will remind other women that she should not avoid seeing a doctor.