Steve Prescott's fight continues to inspire

St. Helens Star | Andrew Kilmurray

Steve Prescott died in 2013, but the pioneering transplant he underwent in the weeks before is helping others

CANCER patient is making remarkable progress five months after undergoing a multi-organ transplant similar to the pioneering surgery that Steve Prescott had in the months before he died.

Steve underwent a 32-hour operation three weeks before his death at the age of 39 in November 2013. His pancreas, duodenum, small bowel and stomach wall were transplanted at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital.

The former rugby league player, who became a beacon of inspiration for the way he fought the disease, pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare form of abdominal cancer, was aware he may not survive the transplant or the recovery – but believed he could improve the prospects of patients with the same illness. Continue reading