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  Life   Health  08 May 2018  Dismissing eye cancer as migraine leaves man with gaping hole in his face

Dismissing eye cancer as migraine leaves man with gaping hole in his face

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 8, 2018, 2:37 pm IST
Updated : May 8, 2018, 2:37 pm IST

Now he is too embarrassed to even leave the house and is too weak to undergo facial-reconstruction surgery.

A flap has been created using skin from his back and artery from the neck to cover the hole (Photo: YouTube)
 A flap has been created using skin from his back and artery from the neck to cover the hole (Photo: YouTube)

Cancer is known to be a dreadful health condition which can turn out to be fatal. But sometimes negligence may come in the way of adequate diagnosis leading to shocking damage.

Doctors dismissing eye cancer as a migraine cost Danny Hunt dearly as it left him with a giant hole in his face. The 58-year-old had to have his eye removed along with the bone in his nose and jaw a year after doctors turned him away.

Hunt had a tumour with spider legs which indicates a severe form of eye cancer. Now he is too embarrassed to even leave the house and is too weak to undergo facial-reconstruction surgery.

A flap has been created using skin from his back and artery from the neck to cover the large hole on his face.

Tags: health, medical negligence, eye cancer