Man Keeps Fighting After Losing Face To Cancer

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Published on 11 Jul 2017, 4:30
Tim McGrath is an inspiration. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you about Tim overcoming cancer. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“According to the National Institutes of Health, synovial sarcoma is a rare and aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer. There are usually no signs or symptoms at first, but over time a tumor can rapidly form and expand, damaging the body systems around it.

Eventually, the tumor grew to the size of a softball on the left side of McGrath's face. He looked into nonsurgical alternatives, but after 18 months he opted to have the tumor removed. The surgery took 30 hours to perform, and he was in the hospital for seven weeks recovering.

After the surgery, McGrath's doctors valiantly tried to reconstruct his face. His body rejected their efforts, which left the side of his face red, raw, and exposed.”

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