Northwestern Medicine successfully performs double lung transplant for lung cancer patient
CHICAGO - Northwestern Medicine has successfully performed a double lung transplant on a second patient with stage four lung cancer.
The treatment is now available for other select patients with the same diagnosis.
Northwestern Medicine is offering a first-of-its-kind clinical program called DREAM.
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Tannaz Ameli was part of the program. She had a lingering cough and by last year, she was confirmed with stage four lung cancer.
She received a new set of lungs in July.
"So I was in a state of shock, hearing from two to three months to being cancer free. When he told me that, I couldn't believe it. Am I dreaming?" said Ameli.
Cancer of the lungs is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.