A 46-year-old man, Leland Fay had 98 cancerous tumors removed from his brain after six years of diagnosis. The father of two from Colorado revealed he felt normal after the surgery.
According to CBS Denver, Fay was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma in 2011 after feeling a bump on his scalp.
There were a total of 98 tumors growing in and on Fay’s brain. His doctors told him that some people will be sent to hospice with as few as three, he recalled in an interview with CBS
The cancer metastasized, causing he had 98 tumors on his brain, of which 97 were eventually removed using stereotactic radiosurgery, a type of radiation that directly targets brain tumors. Only one had to be removed surgically.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can appear anywhere on the body. It often spreads to other organs in the body, and when that happens, is significantly harder to treat.