Tonight’s episode features two operations so complex; they would not have been attempted even a few years ago. The surgical teams at the Queen Elizabeth hospital are constantly pushing the boundaries and tonight is no acceptation.
Jasmine Harkness, a 74-year-old cancer patient, heads into the surgical unit in which sarcoma specialists Sam Ford and Professor David Gourevitch attempt to remove a three-stone tumour from her abdomen. Failure to do so will leave her with just four weeks to live.
Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, Monday, 9 pm – BBC Two