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Comment: Re:2 Months is very fast (Score 3, Interesting) 436

by balou59 (#28409095) Attached to: Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant Two Months Ago
I had a liver transplant in January 2000, was out of the hospital after 6 days and back to work within 2 months, so this really depends on the person.

Besides that, I don't think it's a good idea to transplant a cancer patient, as the immunosupression in the first year is extremely heavy and would make every existent cancer spread, as there is no natural barrier to cancer cells anymore. The outcome is probably that his pancreatic cancer will spread even faster than before and this will reduce his life expectancy.

All this resumes in a not very ethical behavior on the doctors side, as cancer is normally a contraindication for any transplant. FYI, if you find a compatible donor, you can get a split liver transplant, so no waiting list at all. But then, money can make a lot of things happen...

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