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British Man Cancer Surgery Features Use of Cement

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Now here's an opening sentence you probably won't find very often: "A church worker who had a melon-sized tumour removed from his ribs has had his chest rebuilt using concrete." That's the beginning of a May 17 article in The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom describing Marek Barden, who was diagnosed with cancer in August 2011 after going to his doctors complaining of a lump. After an operation to remove a 3+ pound tumor, surgeons created a panel made from a plastic mesh filled with an acrylic cement. The use of the word concrete might have been off, but you can read more here.

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