Jim Doyle in hospital scrubs
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Toothache, a tumour and a new face

Jim Doyle, a theatre technician from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham went to his dentist with what felt like a toothache.

The dentist removed four of Mr Doyle's teeth but the pain continued. After pushing for a referral, Mr Doyle discovered he had a tumour.

Consultants had to deconstruct Mr Doyle's jaw to remove the cancer and then rebuild the lower half of his face using tissue from his leg.

The BBC's Jo Black went to meet him.

  • 24 Sep 2013
  • From the section Health
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