Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection For Rectal Cancer

Welcome to the next video on GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERIES. We are demonstrating a resection of rectal cancer, that forms part of colonic cancers or cancers of the large bowel. Rectal cancer is cancer that begins in the rectum. The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. It starts at the end of the final segment of your colon and ends when…

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New way to target & kill some rapidly dividing breast cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed

Selective Core Cell Attacks Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Oxford, say they have found a new way to kill some multiplying human breast cancer cells. This procedure works by selectively attacking the core of its cell division machinery. The technique has so far only been tested only on lab-grown and patient-derived…

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The skinny on bariatric surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is helping obese people slim and overcome life-threatening illnesses. Bernadette Wolhuter spoke to two surgeons who are changing their patients’ lives. For the past decade, specialist surgeons Dr. Gert du Toit and Dr. Ivor Funnell have been changing people’s lives. The pair founded the Durban Bariatric Surgery – KwaZulu Natal’s only accredited…

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