Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2012

Chinese woman, Li Hongfang, has 70 facial tumors removed, transformed into a new woman

A Chinese mother who was left horrifically disfigured by 70 large tumours growing on her face can now after a hospital carried out the transforming surgery for free.

Li Hongfang, age 40, was shunned in public after a rare type of bone cancer caused tissue to grow under her skin, distorting her features beyond recognition.

She was forced to endure the condition, known as Chordoma, for more than a decade because she had no money to pay for the surgery.

A hospital in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, offered to carry out the surgery, which normally costs $120,000 or more, for free.

“I am just ill. Please, I am not a monster.”

The mother-of-two was struck by the illness in 2001. The first growth appeared on her forehead, but because it was just the size of a fingernail, Li paid it little attention.

However, the bump continued to grow and in 2005 she underwent surgery to remove it. The disease continued to flourish.

She told Rex Features: “I feel my head is lighter and I must look better.”

Of viewing her new appearance, she said: “I want to save the big time for when the surgery swelling goes down. It could be the best gift to me.”

Li Hongfang photos before and after

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175306/Chinese-mother-left-horrifically-disfigured-70-tumours-growing-face-transformed-hospital-agrees-carry-surgery-free.html#ixzz214rPQU9L

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