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Girl from Gambia finds new life after tumor surgery

A beaming, outgoing Janet Silva, 12, of Gambia, met reporters March 9, 2017, at the Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Parkm less than a month after undergoing a complex surgery to remove a six-pound tumor from her jaw that had made it difficult to eat, breathe and talk. Two of the doctors of the five-surgeon team -- Dr. David Hoffman and Dr. Armen Kasabian -- discussed the complexity of the surgery.  (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

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