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Man’s Beer Belly Turns Out To Be A 30-Pound Tumor!

by Myra E.

A 62-year old man’s supposed ‘beer belly’ turned out to be a 30-pound tumor, CAT scans revealed! 

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Kevin Daly’s doctor holds his 30-pound tumor. (Source: Twitter)

Kevin Daly from Hoboken, New Jersey was shocked to learn that his protruding abdomen, which looked like a beer belly, was actually a 30-pound cancerous tumor.

In 2015, Kevin had open heart surgery. At the time he weighed 230 pounds, so he decided to follow his doctor’s diet plan in order to lose weight.

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Kevin’s before and after photos are remarkable. (Source: Twitter)

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Exterior atmosphere at Lenox Hill Hospital where Kevin’s surgery was performed. (Source: Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

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Kevin Daly says that he always had a feeling that something was wrong and his weight gain was not normal. (Source: Pixabay)

Kevin consistently began losing weight after his regimen, but the mass on his abdomen would not budge. He told New York Daily News that he thought the doctors had left stuffing and tools inside him during the surgery. His weight had dropped to 198 pounds by October 2017.

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Lenox Hill posted about Kevin’s remarkable surgery. (Source: Facebook)

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The exterior atmosphere at Lenox Hill Hospital, which treats over 325,000 patients, according to their Facebook page (Source: Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

The financial planner from New Jersey was repeatedly told that he was gaining weight on his belly due to changes in testosterone levels and age. He was not a frequent consumer of beer, hence the assumption that it was a ‘beer belly’ was wrong.

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Daly was not a heavy beer drinker. (Source: Pixabay)

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Daly’s insurance company was not believing his claims that he needed a CAT scan. (Source: Pixabay)

Daly fought with his insurance company to get a CAT scan in December 2017, when it was discovered that his abdomen actually had a 30-pound tumor inside it. Kevin reports that he had an inkling that something was wrong, even before the tumor was found.

His surgery was done at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Dr. Julio Teixeira, Daly’s surgeon told Newsweek that it was the largest tumor he’d ever seen and it was difficult to even hold it in one’s hands.

Dr. Julio Teixeira was Daly’s tumor surgeon. (Source: Northwell)

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Daly confirmed to CBS Health Watch that his tumor was not painful. (Source: Pixabay)

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Rachelle Daly, Kevin’s wife, told TODAY that during the surgery she made the difficult decision to remove his kidney. The organ had the cancerous tumor wrapped around it.

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According to Newsweek, Kevin’s tumor was 32 cm x 36cm in volume. (Source: Pixabay)

Teixeira reported that the surgery was challenging due to the size of the tumor. And it lasted 4 hours!

New Jersey 101.5 reports that Kevin is now below 180 pounds in weight and has had two MRIs after the surgery to confirm that his tumor was completely removed. His organs, which had been pushed off position due to the tumor, have returned to their proper positions.

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(Source: Pixabay)

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Kevin will most likely have to be monitored for 10 years to make sure that the cancerous growth does not return. (Source: Pixabay)

One Twitter user aptly described people’s feelings after reading Kevin’s story:

(Source: Twitter)



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