Shark attack saves man’s life

Yep! 🙂

A man has said his life was saved by a shark attack when it revealed he had a cancerous tumour.

[…]

Mr Finney said: “That night I started having pretty serious chest and back pains.”

And it continued to get worse on his return home to Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

A visit to hospital confirmed the pain was caused by internal bruising caused by the attack.

However, the medical staff who examined him also found he had a cancer.

“They had discovered a growth, or a tumour, on my right kidney about the size of a walnut,” Mr Finney said.

After undergoing surgery to remove it, he said: “If this didn’t happen with the shark, causing me to go in with this chest pain, I would have never known about this cancer.”

The surgeon who operated on him, Dr Ingolf Tuerk, of St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, said: “It led to a situation that saved his life.

“That’s pretty fascinating when you think about it.”

Indeed.

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