His death occurred shortly after transplantation, according to a study conducted by Montpellier University Hospital doctors.
Review Lung cancer sends out research results that alert you about the risk of transplanting patients with non-smokers.
This is based on the fact that a woman after cystic fibrosis followed a young age, followed by a deterioration of respiration.
Symptoms similar to those of lung cancer
Reached in 2017, she died of lung cancer two months after her death. Two doctors from the Montpellier University Hospital who conducted this study "The short delay between lung transplantation and the appearance of the first radiological abnormality indicates that carcinogenicity began during the lifetime of donors".
They complement it "According to a donor database, transplanted lungs were taken from 57-year-old women who smoked the pack for 30 years". In addition, they indicate that when the donor died, tests were carried out and nothing was discovered as pathological.
Smoking History Is More Thoughtful
The development of this cancer will also be greatly enhanced by immunosuppressive therapy by the graft recipient, in order to avoid the rejection of his new lungs.
Therefore, Dr. Jean-Louis Pujol, co-author of the study, recommends it "Transplants from smokers (or recently arrested) donors should be treated with caution". And that, "Given the relatively long lung cancer latency".