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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Man, 53, Celebrates Being FREE From Stage 4 Cancer After Being Given Just 2 Weeks to Live

 Ivan was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013


A dad to two amazing kids who was given just a few months to live is now cancer free after undergoing a world-first operation.

Ivan Dagg, 53, from Hull, was initially diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2013 after he complained of feeling constantly tired and began to lose weight.
His health worsened after the cancer spread to his liver and at one stage he was given just a six percent chance of survival with chemotherapy treatment.
The inspection engineer and father-of-two underwent numerous tumour removals and resections but his health only began to improve last year.
Ivan then underwent a risky ground-breaking operation at Spire Leeds Hospital in January this year.
Without it, doctors told him that he would have only “a few months to live.”
The “brand new” surgery only took place after the surgeon discovered Ivan had grown a new vein in his liver.
The operation involved the removal of a tumour which covered all of his major blood vessels which allowed blood to drain from the liver.
Ivan is now back at work and looking forward to the future with his wife Kate and his two daughters Steph and Georgie.
Ivan said: "The last few years have been a rollercoaster. I'm finally feeling positive about my future.
"I woke up after surgery and Professor Lodge told me he had been able to remove the tumour. That was fantastic to hear.
"Now I'm back at work and looking forward to the future with my family.

"Nobody knows what's going to happen in the future but I feel very lucky. There could have been a very different outcome."

Ivan's surgery was carried out by Professor Peter Lodge, who described the surgery as "very high risk".
He said: "This is a brand-new liver surgery operation, truly a world-first.

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