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.
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.
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.
Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez is seen here recovering from surgery to remove the tumor.
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.
Hector Hernandez
The 77-pound tumor Hector was carrying around.
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