24 September 2013 Last updated at 23:53 BSTJim 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.
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