Vietnam youth struggles with giant tumor

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A 26-year-old man in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has been living with four abnormal tumors on his arm and back for more than 20 years, the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.

Le Thanh Vu of Rach Gia City has three tumors on his back and a huge one on his left arm. The tumors, which started growing on his body since he turned four, now weigh an estimated 15 kilograms.

They are not painful but they cause a lot of difficulties in daily life. Vu cannot move his left arm cannot be move because the tumor is too heavy.

His left thorax is also deformed, making his body tilt to one side.

Vu's sister and his deceased father also had tumors on their bodies.

Vu has twice visited hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City in an attempt to get rid of the tumors but he could not afford the medical fees for any treatment.

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