An Egg Shaped Tumor......

a: A sarcoma ~
b: plastic Easter egg filled with sprinkle

What: "How she explained it to me," Nikki reports, "is that a sarcoma is like a plastic Easter egg filled with sprinkles. The egg is the tumor and the sprinkles are the cancer cells. The doctor's objective is to remove the egg without letting any of the sprinkles out, something that is apparently very difficult to do."

Writer: Nikki Sepielli
Date: May 14 2013 3:04 PM

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