Published in Cancer Weekly, May 18th, 1998
It was the first time that cancer of the heart had been successfully treated by what is known as an "autotransplant," said Michael Reardon, Houston heart surgeon.
The patient, a 20-year-old college student of New Orleans, was doing well after the six-hour operation.
"I couldn't believe (that) I was still alive," he told reporters from his hospital bed at Methodist Hospital, where the surgery was performed.
Reardon said cancer of the heart is a rare, but usually...
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