24/7 News Source - The first head transplant is less than two years away.

That was the revelation made today by an Italian surgeon. The surgeon from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group said the Frankenstein-style procedure to attach a person's head on to a donor body would be used to extend the lives of people who have suffered degeneration of the muscles or nerves.

The procedure can also be used for some people with advanced cancer. Scientists agree they would only perform the surgery if society agrees it should be done.

The first ever head transplant took place in the 70s involving monkeys. The monkey's immune system rejected the new head nine days after the procedure.