"Whether this would have gone full-term and I'd be working for the jolly green giant, I don't know. But I think the thing that finally dawned on me is that it wasn't the cancer," he said.
Sveden said he never felt anything growing in his chest, just a lot of coughing.
Doctors removed the plant. They suspect he had eaten a pea at some point in the last couple of months, and it went down the wrong way.