Docs find pea plant growing in man's lungs

BOSTON Ron Sveden said he had been sick for months, and on /*Memorial Day*/, he was rushed to the hospital after his health took a turn for the worse. He said he expected doctors to diagnose him with cancer or a tumor, but not a plant growing in his lung.

"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.

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