Young or Old (2001)

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The final programme in a six-part series which features the personal experiences of both patients and staff at University College of London Hospital - one of the country's leading specialist cancer centres. Tells the stories of a 33 year-old school teacher who has a tumour in her leg for which she is to undergo a new surgical procedure involving the removal of the tumour and reconstruction of the leg rather than amputation, and an 80 year-old woman who has been fighting breast cancer for two years and is facing a mastectomy. The programme explores how age affects our attitude towards cancer and our right to treatment.

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