Baby girl's cancer detected in chance discovery - Denver Post

As families across the United States gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a young El Paso couple will be extra grateful. "This is going to be a great Thanksgiving," said Sam Montoya. "We have lots to be thankful for."

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"It was fortuitous that her parents took her in and got the ultrasound and were able to find it, because it was localized only to the adrenal gland and had not spread anywhere else," said Spurbeck, who is also an assistant professor for the Department of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. "We were able to take the entire tumor out without having to do a major laparotomy."

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