In 2007 I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition called Acromegaly, which is basically a tumor connected to the Pituitary Gland. In order for my
survival I had to have the tumor removed by surgery and undergo large amounts of radiation therapy in order to reduce what was left of the tumor over
time that could not be taken away via surgery.....
Obviously when I was diagnosed I did a great deal of searches to find out more about Acromegaly and of course tumor growths. Some of the information I
came across had nothing really to do with the condition that I had, but what I found other people had gone through with different other kinds of
tumors totally scared the hell out of me and thought I would end up the same before I was given more information....
Even though I feel ill all the time and will never be cured of my medical condition I still find myself very lucky indeed not to be any of the people
below with the kind of tumors and other medical problems that they have had within their lives....
There is always somebody worse off then yourself...
Please spare a thought for these very unlucky individuals......
I have also added a link to a thread that I added to ATS a couple of weeks ago below the pictures concerning my own Acromegaly health condition if
you would like to have a look at it for more information.....
Jose Mestre suffers from haemangioma, a condition that causes abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. Blood pools in his face, which
has caused him to develop a huge weeping facial tumor. He is commonly called “The Man with No Face.” He has refused medical treatment because he
is a Jehovah’s Witness.
The man with the largest hand in the world underwent a seven-hour surgery in Shanghai to reduce it and make it functional. Before the surgery, his
left thumb was 10.2 inches long and his index finger measured close to 12 inches.
Hypertrichosis is a medical condition characterized by the excessive growth of hair on places on the body where hair usually does not grow. Congenital
Hypertrichosis is extremely rare and those who suffer from it are often called human werewolves.
Once thought to be a myth, the incidence of human being growing “horns” is now documented. These cutaneous horns, also called cornu cutaneum are
actually skin lesions, which cone-shaped protuberances grow from, creating the appearance of a horn.
Huang Chuncai suffers from a rare genetic disorder of the nervous system called Neurofibromatosis. The disease caused the disabling growths on his
face, which began when he was four years old He has had surgery to remove a 25-pound tumor and another to remove a 33-pound tumor.
Chen Zongtao has a tumor on his right leg that weighs 154 pounds. He has suffered with the tumor for years because he is unable to afford surgery to
Huang Liqian, 58, first discovered a bizarre growth on the back of his neck in 1990. He ignored for 17 years it and it developed into a 33 pound
tumor. He finally had surgery to remove it in 2007.
A Russian man who was coughing up blood and complaining of chest pains was found to have this 5 centimeter spruce tree growing inside his lung. Since
the tree was too large to have been accidentally inhaled, doctors believe the man must have inhaled a bud which grew inside the lung.
Mostly thought to be a myth, there are stories about people who have tails. While evolution has eliminated that trait for most of us, these rare
pictures show that some are still born with small tails, which are an extension of the spine.
This 8-year-old girl from China suffers from a large tumor in her lower lip. She was born with the tumor and her family has been unable to afford the
surgery to remove it.
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