This is the first man to undergo a penis transplant in the US…but now he’s scared of one thing.
A cancer sufferer has received America’s first ever penis transplant after undergoing experimental surgery to attach a dead man’s member.
Thomas Manning, 64, underwent the revolutionary operation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, enduring an incredible 15-hours on the operating table.
The surgery was carried out as part of a study to help combat victims, cancer patients and those injured in accidents, reports the New York Times.
Mr Manning, who is not married and is not believed to have any children, said he was excited to ‘begin a new chapter’ in his life.
‘In 2012, my life changed forever when I suffered a debilitating work accident, followed by a devastating cancer diagnosis,’ he said, in a statement.
‘Today, I begin a new chapter filled with personal hope and hope for others who have suffered genital injuries, particularly for our service members who put their lives on the line and suffer serious damage as a result.’
Mr Manning suffered severe injuries after an accident at work involving heavy equipment – during treatment doctors noticed a growth on his penis and he was later diagnosed with a aggressive form of penile cancer.
However, he admits he is still too scared to check out the results of the surgery.
He said: ‘If I’m lucky, I get 75 percent of what I used to be,’ he said. ‘Before the surgery I was 10 percent. But they made no promises. That was part of the deal.’
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