Ron Sveden: Pea Plant Grows in Man’s Lung

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In May 2009, retired teacher Ron Sveden,  who had been fighting emphysema for months was shocked when doctors told him there was a PEA plant growing in his lung.  The Massachusetts resident had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated.

Sveden was expecting a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung. Doctors speculated that Ron had eaten a pea that ‘went down the wrong way’ during a meal and ended up in his lung, and then sprouted leaves growing to about 1/2 an inch.