Woman's 200-pound cyst removed after years of unexplained weight gain

Vickie Mathis
March 2, 2017

A Pennsylvania woman who struggled with her weight for 16 years lost almost 200 pounds in a single day when doctors removed a massive cyst from her body.

As Mary Clancey of Saint Clair tipped the scales at more than 350 pounds, she finally discovered it wasn't fat but a cyst the size of a person, KTLA sister station WNEP in Scranton reported Tuesday. "I was so scared. My body didn't feel right". "I exercised and did all sorts of things, and I just kept getting rounder".

"Mary's struggle with her weight seemed common enough until the MRI ordered by her doctors led to a shocking discovery", the Lehigh Valley Health Network said. "The first thing I thought was Sigourney Weaver in Alien", she told WNEP. "I was so used to carrying that weight around that I felt totally different", she said.

It wasn't until November when Clancey developed blood clots in her legs that she underwent tests and found out the real problem.

Woman discovers weight gain was 10 stone tumour
WNEP TUMOUR Mary had the 10 stone tumour removed from her stomach

Luckily, her surgery went well.

"I was so shocked when they told me", she said. "Hopefully, I'll get curvy".

Doctors recently removed the growth along with 40 pounds of skin for abdominal reconstruction work taking Clancey's weight to 147 pounds. Naturally, the woman was shocked and relieved at the same time to find out about her condition, as she made peace a long time ago with the thought that she could do nothing about her weight. Yet when she started to notice abnormalities in her belly weight, she grew suspicious. "I just felt - I can't even describe it".

All in all, she has a new lease on life now that she has been freed from that huge cyst that was literally weighing her down.

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