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To: Sooth2222
"When a smoker quits, the cardiovascular mortality decreases very soon. The lung cancer risk is never eliminated."

That's correct. Plus, the immunosuppressive therapy that all transplant patients receives enhances the likelihood that any cancer cells already present can grow unimpeded.

15 posted on 12/19/2012 9:45:54 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

That’s correct. Plus, the immunosuppressive therapy that all transplant patients receives enhances the likelihood that any cancer cells already present can grow unimpeded.

That’s what I was thinking. OTOH, if it was a choice between no lungs and death OR this, then I suppose that taking a chance was worth it.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 2:57:25 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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