Man has football-sized tumour removed from face

Tumour was one centimetre away from killing him

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A man with a tumour so large it was just one centimetre away from suffocating him to death has finally had it removed.

Julien, 35, from Benin, West Africa, first noticed his non-malignant tumour in his early teenage years, but it grew over time until it filled his mouth and stretched the skin outwards. Find out more about his story in the video above.

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