For 60 Years This Lady Thought She Was Living With A Tumor. Then Doctors Revealed The Truth

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Not everything was perfect, though. Although Melendez says she regrets little about her life, she admits that there was one problem with her marriage: she and Gonzalez wanted to have a family, and yet they couldn’t.

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You see, Melendez had found herself unable to conceive. It was, then, a dream that would never be fulfilled for the couple. “We suffered tremendously for this reason,” she explained to CNN in 2015.

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Despite this one obstacle, however, Melendez and her husband went on to live long and happy lives. Still, this wasn’t a forgone conclusion. At one point – five decades ago – Melendez was diagnosed with a tumor in her stomach, and yet she didn’t have the surgery to get it removed. Surprisingly, though, she appeared to suffer no ill effects from the growth.

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