Man forced to live with 3-stone tumours on neck, arms and body for past 30 years

A man has lived with enormous growths weighing nearly THREE STONE for the past 30 years, and doctors say he could die if they are removed.

A huge tumour on K Palanisami’s neck affecting his speech and mobility wobbles as he walks.

It also restricts the unfortunate 42-year-old’s head movement and his ability to leave the house, which is a challenge.

He has endured life with the enormous growths on his neck, arms and body since he was just 12 years old.

They have grown substantially since then, and he now has five other small tumours growing elsewhere on his body.


Palanisami grew up in a poor family who lived in the hilltop village of Podarankadu, Tamil Nadu, India, which was miles away from any hospital.

K Sivasami, his older brother, said: "Everything was normal till he was 12 years of age.

"Then small tumours started appearing on his body.

"My father Kailas took him to doctors in Dharmapuri and Chennai, but they said that the tumours are harmless and will not affect him.

"The doctors also said that if any surgical procedure was to be carried out to remove the tumours, it could prove to be fatal for him.

“As our village is located in the hills and as we didn’t have that much finance to travel to far off cities to seek medical help, we didn’t pay much attention to his condition.


"But, now the tumours have grown to massive sizes affecting his daily life.”

Palanisami has three brothers and one sister – but no other family member suffers with the condition.

His brother added: “Following the death of my father, we two brothers and our wives are taking care of him."

Palanisami was admitted to hospital in Dharmapuri but confused doctors cannot explain the tumours following x-rays and blood tests.

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