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It looked like a beer flavor. It turned out he had a 77-inch tumor.

Something assumed he was very fond of beer. One day, a man approached a Circle K convenience store near there…

Something assumed he was very fond of beer.

One day, a man approached a Circle K convenience store near there Mr. Hernandez lives in Downey, California. Rubbed his stomach and told him he would not drink, because “it’s not good for you,” said Hernandez.

“And I just laughed and said,” You know what I’m not drinking, “he said.

He does not exaggerate, but Mr. Hernandez tried a herbal diet, hope it would make a difference.

It did not.

His belly continued to grow until it became so bulky, resembled “A beach ball” and he could not bow to tie his shoelaces.

But while his stomach continued to expand his body became thin. 19659002] Worried about his appearance, in 2016 he went to see a doctor who told him that some people “only weight differently.” He sought another opinion next year and eventually referred to Dr. William Tseng , a surgical oncologist with keel medicine at the University of Southern California.

Testing revealed that Mr. Hernandez had liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer derived from fat cells and had developed into a large tumor in his abdomen.

Although tumor one himself was not painful, Hernandez had high blood pressure and experienced breathlessness, constipation and constant heartburn, all symptoms now attributable to sarcoma.

“I was kind to shock,” he said.

During a six-hour operation in July Dr. Tore away the tumor, which weighed at 77 pounds.

“It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen,” says Dr. Tseng, one of a few doctors in the United States specializing in removing large tissue tissue cells. Typically, he added that tumors like these are 20 to 30 pounds.

Fortunately, the “long-growing giant animal” did not spread to other parts of Hernandez’s body, said Dr. Tseng, but the surgical team did have to remove one of his kidneys.

“The tumor really broke it,” said Mr. Hernandez about the kidneys. “It did not work anymore.”

Doctors do not know why such sarcoma forms or how to stop them.

“We have nothing to prevent it right now,” said Dr. Tseng.

Unfortunately, Mr Hernandez has been told that liposarcoma is likely to return.

And if that happens, cancer can become aggressive. The only solution is more surgery, said Dr. Tseng, adding that he hoped that this type of disease – under unusual time – would be the subject of more research.

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