Canada AM Prognosis : Brain cancer

Published 2010
Item Details

Every year in Canada, 10,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours, and the prognosis is grim. CANADA AM launches a special series on living with the disease, the treatment and the hope for a cure. Part 1 introduces Canadians to Rael Herman, who was a young man with a wife and two small children when he was diagnosed with brain cancer six years ago. We hear his remarkable story of hope. Part 2 looks at radiation and chemotherapy, two key methods of treating brain tumours and how a drug developed in part in Canada is helping extend life. Learn how the treatments work and why they are sometimes as dangerous as the disease. Part 3 takes viewers inside the operating room while doctors are performing brain surgery. Hear from the doctor, and the patient, as a tumour is removed from her brain. It's all in a day's work with the patient back home recovering by the end of the day. Part 4 provides information on what the research is saying about causes of brain cancer, and the hope that new treatment may be developed down the road.

Publisher, Date:
Ontario : Distributed McIntyre Media Inc., 2010.
1 videodisc (15 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Target Audience Note:
Grade 9-Post secondary
CHVR: not rated.
Other Title:
Prognosis : Brain cancer [DVD].
Canada A.M. Prognosis : Brain cancer [DVD].
Brain cancer [DVD]
Canada AM (Television program)
Hosts: Beverly Thomson and Seamus O'Regan.
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