In a remarkable story of medical daring, a Denver woman suffering from liver cancer intentionally received a transplant organ infected with hepatitis-C — only to be cured of the infection and recover to full health.
The patient, Betty Huart, had suffered from numerous liver conditions since the early 2000s, eventually contracting liver cancer. After waiting on a liver transplant list for months, her doctor suggested considering a liver with hepatitis-C, in the hopes that she could be cured of the infection once the otherwise-healthy liver had been transplanted into her body.
In March, after receiving a liver tainted with the disease, Huart underwent treatment for hepatitis-C. In less than a month, she was cured of the infection, along with the ailments she suffered from her former liver.
“Every day just gets better and better,” Huart said, according to ABC News.