Ever seen a tumor this big???

United States
October 29, 2006 12:38am CST
This tumor came out of my father's chest. It took up most of this chest cavity, obliterating his right lung and displacing his heart to left, and not leaving much room for his left lung to work. It was an angiomyolipoma (meaning it was made up of blood vessels, muscle tissue and fat), and it was benign, but if he hadn't gotten it out, it would have suffocated him from the inside. He is alive and fine now, but have you ever seen a tumor like that? It weighed 11 pounds. The mushy small pile of tissue is what was left of his right lung. Enjoy!
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@ITSME2 (24)
• United States
29 Oct 06
OH MY GOSH! I have never seen one that big. Your poor father. His chest must have felt so heavy.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Coughing person - If you cough for a year, you may want to go to the doctor, because you could have a ginormous tumor in your chest like my dad did! Go to the doctor! :)
Yes, it was growing for years and he never said a word... Men!! He had had a cough for a year before he went to the doctor at all. Probably caught it just in time. Thanks for your response!:)