The “Elephant Man,” a Chinese man, 31 years old, is set to have surgery to have the 33 pound tumor on his face removed. The surgery does have some serious risk, as the man has some major blood vessels running through the tumor, and faces the possibility of bleeding to death. The man has had the tumor since birth. Despite the risk, the man is ready to proceed with the procedure because the tumor has deformed his backbone, stunted his growth, and has grown too big to carry around any longer (anything smaller than 30 pounds is fine though?). Check out these pictures.
It will take a team of Doctors for the surgery.
I think that since he has waited 31 years, why remove it now? He could clean up if he would just join the circus. The man’s family also looks like they could be developing the same type of tumor on their faces as well. The whole family should join the circus.