One of the top cancer hospitals in the world, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, features in Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life. Here, cutting-edge surgeons perform risky procedures on extremely uncommon tumours, frequently at the cutting edge of what is medically possible. The show chronicles the experiences of the patients who trust the surgeons with their life. The Royal Marsden is a pioneer in cutting-edge surgical technology, giving hope to patients with cancers that are challenging to treat while other institutions might have few surgical alternatives. The series shows how cancer affects people from the moment they receive a full diagnosis to the difficult decisions they must make, their recovery from surgery, and their adjustment to a new existence.
The series also highlights the incredible work of the NHS as it works at extra capacity to recover from the pandemic. Clinical staff have worked tirelessly to support patients through their cancer treatment and doubled as companions during their treatment and consultation appointments when visitor restrictions were in place to protect the most vulnerable patients.
Dame Cally Palmer, Chief Executive of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted the Super Surgeons series will showcase the innovative work The Royal Marsden’s surgical team perform every day to achieve the best results for our cancer patients. Our surgical team build strong relationships with patients while planning for complex operations that are often UK firsts. The desire to offer the most advanced procedures is always driven by what is best for our patients and their quality of life.”