Doctors have removed a giant tumor from the stomach of a man in Chengdu, China. The man identified as Zhang from Leshan city, Sichuan Province had lived with a giant tumor in his abdomen for nearly ten miserable years.
Last Friday, doctors at a Chengdu hospital performed a six-hour surgery on the man. It was a difficult operation because the tumor, weighing around 15 kilograms, had caused distortion of the surrounding organs, which were subject to other injuries. But the doctors managed to remove the tumor successfully.
Despite the tumor making him look pregnant and causing serious trouble to his health, Zhang didn’t do anything about it until recently because of his financial predicament.
Zhang’s sister told Chengdu Business Daily that she could only manage to collect the 80,000 yuan (12,300 US dollars) operation fee after borrowing money from relatives. She is still asking for donations for post-surgery treatment.