Connect with us

World News

A 60-year-old British man Andrew Smith, grew to seven feet after been diagnosed with brain cancer

Published

on

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, a British citizen has grown almost 7ft taller.

Andrew Smith, a 60-year-old man, was always tall, standing at 6ft 5in, but after being diagnosed with brain cancer, he grew to amazing heights.

In a couple of months, the 60-year-old father grew to 7ft 6in and his feet jumped up four shoe sizes.

It was brought on by a tumor on his pituitary gland, which was discovered in 2014 and led him to change his personality.
‘Dad would get quite short-tempered and would go from zero to 10 within seconds,’ recalled Sarah, his younger daughter and a mother of four.

‘At moments, it seemed as if he was an entirely different person, and it was because he was on the mend.’

‘Dad would get quite short-tempered and would go from zero to 10 within seconds,’ recalled Sarah, his younger daughter and a mother of four.

‘At times, it was as if he was a completely new person, and his entire body grew because it was on the growth section of his brain.’

‘He grew to enormous proportions and appeared to be a giant.’ His development had gotten out of hand. He grew from a size 11 shoe to a size 15, and his height increased from 6ft 5in to 7ft 6in.

‘It all happened in roughly six months,’ says the author. He also put on a lot of weight, and there’s now discussion that he might be able to get surgery to get rid of part of it.

‘He had a brain tumor removed, and when he awoke, he was placed in an induced coma.’

 

‘He can’t work right now and gets fatigued quickly, but he’s in remission and simply needs to go for check-ups now and again.’

 

Everything happened in a matter of six months. He also put on a lot of weight, and there’s now discussion that he might be able to get surgery to get rid of part of it.

 

Andrew, a former catering manager from Greenwich in south-east London, had the tumor in his pituitary gland, which controls growth, removed.

However, his family claims that his demeanor changed and that he was no longer able to appreciate simple pleasures like taking his grandkids to the park.

The father of four, grandfather of ten, and great-grandfather of three all went from size 11 to size 15 shoes.’

Everything happened in a matter of six months. He also put on a lot of weight, and there’s now discussion that he might be able to get surgery to get rid of part of it.

‘He had a brain tumor removed, and when he awoke, he was placed in an induced coma.’

 

‘When he grew so large, he became like a green giant,’ his older daughter Sharon, 47, recalled.

‘Nothing fit, and seeing him in so much discomfort was pretty heartbreaking.’

‘He was quite frustrated because he couldn’t do anything with the grandchildren.

‘Before that happened, we could go on days out and to the park, but he couldn’t join us during that time.’

‘He grew to the point that he couldn’t move.’

‘He’s still quite tall and has a large stomach.’ He developed diabetes as a result of the tumor, and he got quite sick.’

On March 25, his daughters Sarah and Sharon will participate in the Wear A Hat Day charity initiative to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

To earn as much money as possible for the charity, they will wear funny hats, this year with a regal theme in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

‘I believe the Hat Day is a really lovely approach to raise money for cancer and tumor research,’ Sharon added. It would be great if we could generate funds for it.

Advertisement

World News

Local News

Sports