According to the National Cancer Institute more than 10 million Americans are cancer survivors. Decades after the United States embarked on the War on Cancer the word Cancer itself continues to prompt fear and dread as it conjures up images of a hopeless patient riddled with disease. But, that image, while often accurate in the past, is slowly changing. Though cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the United States – next to heart disease – patients today are living longer and enjoying healthier lives.
In this one-hour special, we will explore the consequences that can come with Advanced Melanoma, and the importance of screening and prevention, the role of gene mutation, and the ongoing work to manage this disease. We will also explore the mysteries of Glioblastoma – a type of brain cancer – its history, symptoms, the importance of patient care, and the crucial role of the care giver. We will then look at the cancer, Multiple Myeloma, as we learn about the ongoing research of this disease, and the advancements made in long term management. In all three of these disease stories, we will meet patients who have been able to take advantage of the medical progress that has been made in these areas, and learn about the many research breakthroughs in recent years.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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