47-Year-Old Man Who Lives With Tumors Covering His Entire Body


Shadot Hossain who is 47 years old, is suffering from a condition which causes his body to produce bubble-like tumors. He's married with 3 children and can't work to look after his family or himself. If the tumors aren't removed from his eyes, he could lose his vision. His case is so severe that he can't even wear clothes on his top half. Let's hear more of this tragic case, which was originally published on dailymail.co.uk.

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A father suffering from a genetic condition has hundreds of bubble-like tumors covering his entire body.


Shadot Hossain is believed to be suffering from neurofibromatosis - which causes non-cancerous lumps to crop up. But he is in a race against time to secure surgery which will remove the tumors, saving his eyesight.

Without an operation to slice away the growths, the 47-year-old could permanently lose his vision. Covering the entire length of his body, the tumors are so severe he cannot wear clothing on his top half and struggles to feed himself.

And his extreme appearance means even his own 12-year-old son, Abdullah, shies away from looking at him.

The father of three, who lives in Shajadpur, Bangladesh, said: "It is very difficult to live with pain like this. I also suffer a lot with itching on the body and the neck. My body feels heavy."


"The moment anyone sees me they try to move away from me. The kids when they see me they just freak out and start running." 

"I cannot go outside because children are afraid of me. They call me "monster". I wasn't always in this condition. I was handsome in my young age. Nowadays Abdullah doesn't talk to me. I understand why he feels like that. I can't do anything for my son or family. I feel very bad, at night I don't sleep because I feel afraid."

Shadot used to work as a laborer but as his condition worsened he failed to do simple everyday tasks and had to quit his job.


But without a regular income, he cannot afford medicine or further treatment to remove the tumors. His wife, Tajmohel Khatun, 39, has seen first hand the impact her husband's deteriorating condition - and lack of finances - has had on the family.

Tajmohel said: 'He is not able to do anything alone now. We even need to help change his clothes and help with using the toilet."

"Villagers provide us with clothes to wear as I am not able to earn a living."

"My husband is ill and I have to accept this fact. I have gotten my two daughters married but because of our financial crisis, I cannot send my son to school."

Although Shadot had already started developing tumors on his body he was still able to lead a normal life when he first met Tajmohel.


Tajmohel said: "When I married Shadot he was suffering from this disease but he was fine but his condition is so much worse now; slowly the tumors have grown." Shadot first noticed a tumor growing on his forehead when he was 13, but it's only in the last five years that his condition has become so acute.

He said: "In the last five years the tumors covered my whole body; my eyes have been closed by them and I can't see properly." Without medical intervention, doctors say Shadot is at risk of permanently going blind. 

Dr. Mahmudul Hassan says he has never seen a patient with such an extreme case of tumors.

"We need to cut the layers from his eyes for the lack of visibility that he is suffering. If not cured he can lose his visibility."


Without the money to fund the treatment themselves the family is relying on charity instead. 

Local social worker Mohammed Mamun Biswas has been campaigning and collecting money on Shodat's behalf.

And thanks to Mohammed's efforts, Shadot will go for a full exam and potential treatment in the coming weeks.


He said: "I ask the government to provide proper treatment to Shadot so he can get back to a normal life and support his family and help his boy to study."

Tajmohel said: "I pray to God to cure my husband so I don't have to live the rest of my life as a widow."

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