Health

Transplant patient develops cancer from donated kidney

[ad_1] A woman who says a kidney transplant turned into a "death sentence" after she developed cancer from the donor organ is calling for an inquiry.Pauline Hunt, 49, from Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, thought she had been given a new lease of life last December when she received the new organ.But she now has cancer of the lymph nodes and has been told she is too ill to undergo chemotherapy.The Scottish
UK News

Newcastle mother appeals on Twitter for new kidney

[ad_1] Image copyright Joanne D'Onofrio Image caption Joanne D'Onofrio said she needed a kidney from a live donor "pretty quickly" to save her life A mother has issued an urgent appeal on Twitter for a life-saving kidney.Joanne D'Onofrio, 46 and from Newcastle, is currently on dialysis in the city's Freeman Hospital after falling seriously ill.At 18 she suffered kidney failure and had her first transplant a year later in 1991,
US & World

Melania Trump undergoes surgery for ‘benign kidney condition’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Melania Trump is due to stay in hospital for a week US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition.Her office said surgeons had performed an embolisation procedure at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.The surgery was successful and there were no complications, her spokeswoman added.Mrs Trump, 48, is expected to spend the
Entertainment

Andrew Marr to have kidney operation

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarr tells viewers he is having a kidney operationBBC presenter Andrew Marr will have an operation this week to remove a malignant tumour on his kidney.The former political editor is expected to "make a full recovery and will be returning to the airwaves soon", his agent Mary Greenham said.The broadcaster will not be hosting his weekly Sunday programme, the Andrew Marr