In the penultimate episode of Topdokters we are introduced to professor Van Cutsem, digestive oncologist at university hospitals Leuven and a world authority in gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers. In Flanders he was at the forefront of the darmscreenings and preventive stoelgangonderzoek for people older than 55 years.
A man with pancreatic cancer comes in for a consultation. He is not unknown to professor Van Cutsem. Years ago treated professor Van Cutsem is a buddhist monk. As a token of gratitude, arranged for the patient, who is the chairman of the buddhist union of Belgium, a meeting with the Dalai Lama. The balance between faith and science is here for discussion.
Professor T’Sjoen see a woman with acromegaly, a very rare condition where too much growth hormone to be created and all ends of her body are larger.
And professor Nijs will get a bakery to visit, years ago, his fingers lost through an accident with a bread machine. Professor Nijs could his index finger save, but this is the man now in the way.
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