Caball_ told the paper that the New York doctors who first discovered the tumor told her that she had less than three years to live. But it proved to be benign.
Now, Caball_ said, she thinks of the tumor as a "mean little friend whom I have to keep on eye on." Since her diagnosis, she added, life "is an even larger gift."
Caball_ also told the paper that she dreams of starting an opera school, but said, "I simply don't have the money for it. I'm no tenor."