Help for man with lipoma growth

Help for man with lipoma growth

Jacob Skhosana – a 75-year-old man with a large, debilitating growth behind his ear – is a happy man after it was removed.

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Skhosana, who lives at extension 16 in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, was suffering for two years before eventually consulting with a medical doctor at Pholosong Hospital in December. He was diagnosed with lipoma on the neck and referred to the surgical outpatient department for further investigation. 

When Health-e first reported the story earlier this year Skhosana had been given a date for January 25 at the Surgical Outpatient Department.

As family we are very excited because my father will be able to live a normal life again. Young children used to laugh and make fun of him on the streets.

“I went to the hospital for my appointment and I was admitted for three days. I must say that the doctors did a very good job because they managed to remove this thing. I can feel that 2017 is going to be my year,” said Skhosana, soon after his surgery.

‘Normal life’

Skosana’s daughter, Francinah (38), said “As a family we are very excited because my father will be able to live a normal life again. Young children used to laugh and make fun of him on the streets. We would like to say a big thank you to Pholosong Hospital.”

Thabisile Mkhwanazi, spokesperson for Pholosong Hospital, said that the hospital urges members of the community to visit their nearest clinics as soon they suspect that they have something wrong with them.

“If people experience any changes or abnormalities, whether physical or generally with their health, they must have it investigated by a health professional and not wait until it is too late,” she said.

Skhosana is now a relieved and happy man. He no longer suffers discomfort, and is no long the target of comments and stares.