Routine dental checkup may have saved girl's life

February 13, 2015 5:07 PM

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Routine dental checkup may have saved girl's life

Sometimes, that trip to the dentist pays off in unexpected ways. When 11-year-old Journee Woodard went in for her checkup in Edmond, Okla., a sharp-eyed hygienist noticed that her eyes looked yellow, reports KFOR-TV.

The dentist agreed, informed the family, and a trip to the doctor revealed the reason: Journee had a tumor on her liver and pancreas. Doctors have removed it, along with parts of the girl's pancreas, stomach, and gall bladder, and Journee is recovering in the hospital, the family writes on their You...

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