My name is Aamir Khan, I’m a liver surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The liver is the powerhouse of the body, involved in regulating many different body functions as well as regulating different aspects of metabolism within the body. When there is obstruction to the flow of bile from a liver tumour
Like every tissue in our body, solid tumours need a blood supply to survive and grow. As the tumour grows, it releases chemical messages into the environment that cause new blood vessels to sprout from nearby existing ones. These new blood vessels are drawn towards the tumour where they feed the cancer cells and allow
[Music] Did You Know? Video Series from the National Cancer Institute— Update on Cancer Survival in the United States. Did you know that cancer survival rates can vary based on race, ethnicity, and even where you live? The good news is that survival rates for the most common cancers overall have been improving since 1975.
My name is Shiv Bhanot. I’m a urologist and I work at King George hospital in East London. Prostate cancer can be divided into different stages: it can be within the prostate, we call it early or localised, locally advanced, or it may be cancer which has spread to far-off places, which we call metastatic
A brand new drug for metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer showing very promising results. “I was astounded, I mean, because in my mind the results were as good as you could possibly hope that they would be. It’s a new drug that’s helping people live longer.” Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Eric Winer chairs the steering
[MUSIC] Every morning I go on a mile and half hike just to get my day started on the right foot. Before I was diagnosed I lived a very healthy life, and then suddenly, I was spitting up a little bit of blood. So I contacted my primary care physician and was ordered to get
The financial impact was the aspect of having cancer that I was in no way prepared for… I initially went to the doctor in 2015, feeling well. He examined me, gave me a blood test and that went off, came back. I was sort of borderline, there might be something so in 3 months time