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Double Jeopardy: Lung Cancer After Cardiac Transplantation

William M. Johnson; Olafur Baldursson; Thomas J. Gross
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From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(6):1720-1723. doi:10.1378/chest.113.6.1720
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Abstract

Two heart transplant patients were referred on the same day for evaluation of new chest radiograph abnormalities. Each proved to have advanced stage bronchogenic carcinoma. Review of the recent medical literature reveals that the combination of profound immunosuppression and a heavy smoking history puts cardiac transplant recipients at increased risk for the development of aggressive lung cancers.


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