When the UK refuses to perform surgery on you due to risk, what do you do? You only have 8 weeks to live because you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which only has a 3.6% survival rate. Seriously, what do you do?
YOU DON'T GIVE UP.
Oh, and you head to Germany to get the surgery done at a private facility! Then, no matter how drastic the operation, you look forward to the rest of your life because it worked!
Dr. Michael Barsby did ALL of that, after initially being told he had eight weeks to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His country told him the operation would not be carried out because of the risks involved.
Luckily, his prognosis improved to a 50 per cent chance of surviving a year once he started chemotherapy, and now 11 months on, he is cancer-free after a private operation in Germany — which removed his pancreas, along with his spleen, gall bladder and part of his stomach. Here's what he said: