Lai has never been to school. And since the tumor is heavy and located on one side of her body, even walking has become a challenge. Tragically, the growth, known as a schwannoma tumor, started off as little more than a cyst on Lai's tongue. At this stage, the surgery to remove the growth would have been quick, cheap and relatively painless. But Lai had little access to medical care where she lived, leaving the tumor to continue to grow.
Girl to have giant facial tumor removed
“Elephant Man” undergoes removal of huge facial tumors – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Huang Chuncai suffers from an extreme condition that has grotesquely deformed his face. The Channel documentary followed Huang and the surgery he received to alleviate some of his suffering. Watch this video excerpt:. Huang is healing very well from his last surgery, NGC reports in an update on its website.
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