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Default Man Has 30 Pound Tumor Removed
In a medical story you have to see to a believe, a tumor the size of a beach ball — originally thought to be a beer belly — was found growing inside a man’s abdomen several months ago.

It weighed a whopping 30 pounds, and all started out when Kevin Daly was told to lose some weight after heart surgery.

Daly is 6-foot-2 nd fit for his 62 years. Up until a few months ago, he just couldn’t get rid of what everyone thought was a beer belly.

“But I never drank beer,” he told WCBS-TV. “Don’t like it, always been athletic, never had a belly.”

He managed to drop 34 pounds, but his pesky pot belly stuck around. That’s when things got interesting and scary. He fought his insurance company to get a CAT scan, which showed his so-called beer belly was really a massive mass taking up most of his abdominal cavity.


“For a second I was vindicated, and then I was completely panicked, because when a doctor says that you have an extremely large mass, you assume that you have a cancerous tumor growing in your stomach,” Daly told People. “Am I going to live, am I going to die, am I going to suffer?”

Within days, he found his way to Dr. Julio Teixeira at Lenox Hill Hospital who scheduled him for surgery right away.

“Although these tumors are large and malignant, they grow slowly and tend to not metastasize,” Teixeira said. “Often there’s a very good prognosis.”

It took six hours of careful dissection to get all of it out in one piece. It turned out to be a 30-pound liposarcoma -- a low grade, fatty cancer which was also wrapped around an organ.

“We had to take a kidney because it was invading and (we) had to make sure we got it all,” Teixeira said.

Fast forward two months, Daly says he’s feeling great and very lucky.

“I feel tremendous,” he said. “I had lost a tremendous amount of weight already and then I came out of the hospital weighing 172, and that was my high school weight. I’m now up to 187, which is my college weight. It feels really, really good. It’s made me feel 35 again.”

Daly will not need chemotherapy or radiation, but he’ll be monitored with regular MRIs just in case

http://www.wcvb.com/article/man-frus...tumor/19628615
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