A 63-year old man from Newcastle in UK had to undergo a surgery where doctors removed a part of his face in order to remove a cancerous tumor.
Raymond Martin went to a GP after noticing a spot on his face and was given antibiotics after been told that it was an infection. However when the spot began to grow, Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where a biopsy was conducted and doctors found that he was suffering from a rare form of cancer known as facial angiosarcoma which affects the inner lining of the blood vessels.
He underwent a 12-hour operation where doctors grafted skin from his thigh to replace the portion of the face that had to be removed.
Though doctors were optimistic that they had managed to remove the tumor, the cancer returned and Martin had to undergo a total of six surgeries, including one where doctors reconstructed his nose, while further facial surgery is being planned. Martin revealed that he was told by the doctors that it was fortunate the cancer had grown outside the body as angiosarcoma tumors often grow internally.