Joyce Haigh before surgery on her 2kg tumour
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Woman has 2kg neck tumour removed after 20 years

12 February 2014 Last updated at 13:27 GMT

A Doncaster woman who lived with a 2kg tumour on her neck has finally had it removed after 20 years.

Joyce Haigh, 79, said "fear" kept her from seeing doctors about the growth, which became as large as a football.

Her surgeon, Mr Muhammad Quraishi, said it was the largest tumour he had seen in his 20-year career.

Mrs Haigh told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "I don't know what I thought it was to be honest."

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