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Critical Care Key After Complex Surgery
Dick Clowe’s cancer journey reads similar to a fairy tale: Like Rip Van Winkle, he had a long sleep; like Sleeping Beauty, he was awakened with a kiss.

After surgery to address the effects of thymus cancer, an extremely rare type of cancer that is frequently fatal, Clowe spent more than two months in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MD Anderson — most of that time in a medically induced coma.

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