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After Surgery to Remove a Tumor at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, a Woman is Able to Sing Once Again

Sylvia Stewart loved to sing. It was one of her favorite ways to worship. But she started experiencing breathing and swallowing difficulties as well as constant chest pains, which prevented her from singing at church and at home.

After a family member questioned an odd lump on her neck, Sylvia learned that she had a large thyroid tumor growing deep into her chest. Her tumor had grown so large; it was compressing her wind pipe, and causing her much pain in day-to-day life.

Edward Shin, MD, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, performed a surgery to remove the half-melon sized tumor. Thankfully the tumor was benign and Sylvia is back to singing.

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