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On Tuesday, July 8, Fitchburg resident Eugene Finney was on vacation to visit his parents in California with his family when he had an encounter with shark. But Finney credits shark for saving his life because during examination he was diagnosed with a stage 1 cancer. The medical examination he got after the encounter uncovered a tumor in his kidney.
Finney was swimming off Huntington Beach when he felt something has hit into his back, said he to CBS Boston. He said, “I’d never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash”. Finney said he had no idea what it was at that time, but it left him instantly in pain.
Later when he came out of water, his daughter noticed his back was covered in blood. Soon, he saw lifeguards evacuating the beach after spotting shark fins in the water. Next day, a surfer at the same beach was attacked by a great white shark, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Finney said he had immense pain in his upper body after coming back to Massachusetts days after the incident. He went to hospital where doctors determined he had interior bruising caused by blunt-force trauma.
Further, a CAT scan was conducted to help determine the source of Finney’s pain; doctors also noticed a small growth on his kidney. The growth turned out to be stage 1 cancer.
Surgeons removed the tumor two weeks ago and said Finney is now completely cancer-free. The situation might have been something different if the shark bump hadn’t prompted him to seek medical attention.