Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man dies from uterine cancer passed on by transplant

A man has died of cancer, given to him via a transplant. For Vincent Liew, the kidney he received from a woman seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer.

Donor Sandy Cabrera had died of a stroke the day before Liew received her kidney. It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease. At that time, Liew's doctors doubted it could spread to him.

Seven months later, however, Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant. His death is believed to be the only reported instance of uterine cancer apparently being transmitted by transplant, medical experts say. It is also the subject of a medical malpractice trial in which closing arguments were scheduled for Thursday.

What is unclear is why the news of Cabrera's cancer took so long to reach Liew's New York City transplant surgeon, Dr. Thomas Diflo. Liew's transplant was Feb. 25, 2002; the news did not reach Diflo until April 17, 2002.

Kimberly Liew, his widow, is suing the transplant hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, saying doctors there should have removed the kidney as soon as they learned of the donor's cancer. However, Diflo testified that he told Liew the safest route was to remove the kidney, although he did tell Liew the odds of developing the cancer were slim, as it was uterine cancer.

As such, Liew himself made the decision to keep the kidney. Tests given from May to August found no indication of cancer in the kidney. It was later that year, suffering from back pain, that Liew had Diflo remove the kidney, on Aug. 29, 2002. Once removed, it was apparent the kidney was laden with tumors; Liew died within a month.

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72 comments:

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These all information which you can share is really great. At that time Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant.

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Nice article,I like reading it,but his death is believed to be the only reported instance of uterine cancer.

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Nice Article Love it, That's really nice Actually takes time and a sense of knowledge....

Jeffrey Berg said...

Well the Donor Sandy Cabrera said had died of a stroke the day before Liew received her kidney. It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death...

Mykalai Kontilai said...

I don't know about uterine cancer but here I get information about it.thanks to post blog.`

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That's a very serious problem.. It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death...

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uterine cancer is a major reason of death.It increases the death rate of person of the world...

Mariko Blouin said...

So.... you missed that kidney transplant mentioned in the first line of the article?
And apparently you don't know that just about all cancers except one particular brain cancer will invade the entire body.

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I think he was not died because of kidney transplant. Today many transplants are done but there is not any problem in their transplantation, and they should not make an issue that by transplantation that man died.

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I don't know about uterine cancer but after read your blog I got it,thanks to share this information with us..

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Well the transplantation cannot be considered as the only reason for him to be died...I am sure there could be some other reason also.

Kurt Brandstadt said...

Something not mentioned in the article is that any patient receiving an organ transplant would be on post-operative immunosuppressive drugs, which would be a contributing factor in the development of any cancer.

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They should not make an issue that by transplantation that man died...today many transplants are done but there is not any problem in their transplantation.

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There is another reason for dead because Today many transplants are done but there is not any problem in their transplantation, and they should not make an issue that by transplantation that man died.

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I totally agree with some above comments that everybody is making issue of this incident,they must not do that.

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It may be possible but not always,many things are responsible for death....

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Today many transplants are done but there is not any problem in their transplantation, and they should not make an issue that by transplantation that man died.

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At that time, Liew's doctors doubted it could spread to him,It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease.

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This is all fake how can someone died because of kidney transplant.I think this all is done for money making.

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Liew's doctors doubted it could spread to him,It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease.

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Uterine cancer is becoming a major reason of death all over the world...I don't know about it, but after reading your post it is all set..

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Transplant is a critical process,a minor mistake gives us a major result and follow this process take a good knowledge of this....

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I think problem is in kidney not in a transplant process so,be aware before before buy a kidney...

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At that time Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant.

Neil Kornswiet said...

Apparently you don't know that just about all cancers except one particular brain cancer will invade the entire body.

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I like reading it, but his death is believed to be the only reported instance of uterine cancer.

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Donor Sandy Cabrera was a patient of cancer so,she have a no right to donate kidney but she did,result of this "Man dies from uterine cancer passed on by transplant"

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Cancer is a diverse class of diseases which differ widely in their causes and biology. Any organism, even plants, can acquire cancer.

Chevy Parts said...

That's such a guilty feeling issue for doctors..I seriously think that this man is not died because of uterine cancer.

Amy Laurent said...

Today many transplants are done but there is not any problem in their transplantation, and they should not make an issue that by transplantation that man died.

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The man died because of cancer, given to him via a transplant. The kidney he received from a woman seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer.

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In this transplant kidney was not ok and it didn't check before use in transplant.This is the reason died.

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As per your article,man dies from pass bad kidney not for the uterine cancer passed on by transplant..

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I think this all is done for money making.

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It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death...

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Man dies due to unhealthy kidney passes during uterine cancer passed on by transplant..

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His death is believed to be the only reported instance of uterine cancer apparently being transmitted by transplant.

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A man dies by kidney transplant, I don't think it is possible, there may be some problem while transplanting therefore that man dies.

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It is really a sad news taht a man dies but i am not agree from this,that man dies due to kidney transplant.

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The kidney he received from a woman seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer.

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In this article the woman gives her kidney to that man was not a killer she gives for saving his life.

Danny DeMichele said...

This is a big example of carelessness,how doctor use defective kidney for transplant...

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Man dies due to doctors fault they use damaged kidney for transplant..

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Thanks to share a information regarding for transplant have you idea about rest parts pf body..

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I don't think it is possible, there may be some problem while transplanting therefore that man dies.

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Apparently you don't know that just about all cancers except one particular brain cancer will invade the entire body.

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It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease.

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I think she had a no right to donate kidney but she did,result of this "Man dies from uterine cancer passed on by transplant".

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Yes, I am full agree with Kurt Brandstad. Transplantation cannot be considered as the only reason for him to be died...I am sure there could be some other reason also.

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In my opinion the transplant may not be the only issue.

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It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease!!

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I think It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer.

Amy Laurent said...

Its bad to know that his doctor think like this disease could also spread to him.

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Tests given from May to August found no indication of cancer in the kidney.

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Mam dies due to wrong kidney passes,Doctors have to check before kidney transplant,I find here doctor's fault..

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Tthis is the height of carelessness by doctors..only because of them a man has died of cancer, given to him via a transplant..Her widow has done right by suing the transplant hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center for not removing kidney even after coming into knowledge that donor carried the disease..

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Now a days kidney transplantation is not a big matter os issues.The transplantation surgery has become a normal proceduere now.Its notsomething to get hyped of.And if the man died coz of transplantation surgery then its surely due to the carelessness of the doctors.

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Well...I don't think the transplant may only be the reason,there may be other reasons too for his death.

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He knew he's likes being silly...it breaks the monotony around here.

Federico Pignatelli said...

Its so sad that Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant...its all about destiny....first the thing which gave life...it only took away life...strange.

PetCareRx said...

Reading this post i think that it is not the mistake patient it is his destiny...but doctors should be very careful while such a big happening! A woman who seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer...so sad!

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Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat said...

It's all because of his bad luck or a blunder mistake by doctor, the kidney he received from a woman seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer.

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj said...

It was not because of the women's kidney, I think it all happened because of his bad luck and life i written by god!

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