Show: September 8, 2013:
- How are Syrian physicians adapting to wartime conditions?
- How can airlines prevent in-flight emergencies?
- Do childhood stomach aches indicate anxiety in adulthood?
- The ride of his life
- Are pets susceptible to melanoma?
- What happens to the brain after death?
- “Patient Listening”: A physician helps his former professor
- View all topics for the week
The ride of his life
Interview: Bob Brown, five-year pancreatic survivor.
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is usually a death sentence, but Bob Brown believed otherwise. After undergoing preliminary chemotherapy and radiation, Brown was told his cancer was inoperable; he was given only months to live. But by undergoing experimental chemotherapy and a high-risk surgery, Brown has lived in remission for five years. According to Brown, he still has a good quality of life and is able to interact with his two young children. To document his extraordinary journey, Brown authored, “The Ride of My Life.” Brown talks with “Sound Medicine” to share his miraculous recovery.