Photos: Downey Man’s ‘Beer Belly’ Turns Out to Be 77-Pound Tumor

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Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez thought his large gut, as seen in the image to the left, was just fat that wouldn't come off. He later learned it was a cancerous tumor, weighing 77 pounds.
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Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez of Downey is seen here before he learned his "gut" was actually a 77-pound tumor. Notice his body is not proportional to his stomach.
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Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez is seen here during his surgery to remove the 77-pound tumor. The average weight of a 11-year-old boy is 80 pounds, according to the CDC.
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Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez is seen here recovering from surgery to remove the tumor.
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Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez's transformation is shocking after the 77-pound cancerous tumor was removed. He still has to get checkups to make sure it doesn't return.
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Hector Hernandez
The 77-pound tumor Hector was carrying around.
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