Inspiring stories from the Beatson on new BBC documentary
Cancer care has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past decade and the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow has been at the forefront of developing new innovative approaches to treatments.
As the second largest centre in the UK, the Beatson provides all of the radiotherapy and much of the chemotherapy to the population of the West of Scotland, approximately 2.5 million people.
But its reputation goes far beyond that…it is renowned internationally for its clinical trials and its highly skilled and dedicated healthcare teams.
Now a new three part documentary series on BBC1 Scotland has provided an in-depth look at the work done by the Beatson, telling stories of patients undergoing treatment and highlighting how cancer care has improved over the past decade.
Each programme focuses on a different type of cancer - breast, prostate and lung – and features the progress of a number of different patients as they go through their cancer journey.
Throughout the series the dedication and care shown to patients by every member of staff in the centre is remarkable.
This series shows the reality of modern cancer treatment, and how thanks to new treatments, a cancer diagnosis is no longer the terrifying prospect it once was.
If you have missed any of the episodes you can watch them on the BBC iPlayer or click on a clip from each episode.