Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery

Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

Grandfather with "incurable" cancer is given the all-clear after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day

Did this grandfather, 78, really beat 'incurable' cancer just by changing his diet Extraordinary story of the man who got 'all-clear' after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day Doctors told Allan Taylor, 78, in April that his cancer couldn't be treated and had spread from his colon to his small intestine In August the retired oil rig engineer from Middlesbrough got another letter – to say he was cancer-free He puts the change down to his new diet, which he adopted after looking up 'colon cancer cures' on the internet | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 16 September 2012 A grandfather, who was told by doctors that his cancer was 'incurable', has been given the all-clear less than four months later – after trying a different diet.

Girl, 17, who can"t eat food due to rare condition kept alive by being fed through her HEART

Teenager, 17, is fed through her heart due to rare condition which stops her from digesting food Amy had her large intestine removed after it stopped working | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 1 May 2012 Amy has to be fed liquid nutrients through a tube for 12 hours a day A teenage girl has not been able to eat for six months because of a rare condition which means her body cannot handle food.

Patients may dread colonoscopies, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death

Patients may dread having a colonoscopy, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death Treated patients had 53% lower risk of dying from colon cancer than would be expected in a similar group in the general populationProcedure involves inserting a tiny camera on a tube through the anus into the large intestine It is a procedure that is both uncomfortable and embarrassing, but a new study has found patients don't endure colonoscopies in vain.

Ground-breaking six-organ transplant saves Alannah Shevenell, 9, from "monster" tumour

Ground-breaking multi-organ transplant saves girl, 9, after 'monster' tumour devours SIX of her organs Alannah Shevenell, 9, underwent a six-organ transplant When a rare and relentless tumour devoured six of nine-year-old Alannah Shevenell's main organs, her chances of survival looked slim.

The pen is mightier than the stomach: Surgeons remove felt-tip 25 years after woman swallows it – and it still works!

The pen is mightier than the stomach: Woman who swallowed pen 25 years ago has it removed… and it still works! We”ve all lost pens down the back of a sofa but one woman managed to misplace one for 25 years – after she swallowed it by accident. The surprising find only came to light after the 76-year-old woman visited her doctor suffering from weight loss and diarrhoea