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Man dies of uterine cancer linked to transplant

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 in Cancer

Doctors doubted disease could spread to him through donated kidney By Jennifer Peltz updated 2:23 p.m. ET May 27, 2010 NEW YORK – Vincent Liew waited five years for the kidney that was supposed to change his life. Instead, the organ ended it. The kidney came from a woman who had uterine cancer, but she and doctors didn’t know it. Once her disease was discovered after the transplant, Liew’s doctors highly doubted it could spread to him. But in seven months, Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant. His death, the subject of a medical malpractice...

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