A father of two who had few months to live is now cancer-free after a "world's first" operation.
Ivan Dagg, 53, celebrates the end of a roller coaster five years, at one point so he gave a 6 percent chance of surviving with chemotherapy treatment.
He first noticed something that was not right with his health when he began to lose weight and felt constantly exhausted in 2013.
Having been diagnosed with stage 4 intestinal cancer, day-to-day health deteriorated further when the cancer spread to his liver.
Despite several tumor remissions and resections, Dagg, an inspection engineer from Hull, East Yorkshire – lost on England's east coast about four hours north of London ̵
But in January, Dagg reviewed his last high-risk surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital, hailed as a "world first" by doctors.
It was only possible after medics that Dagg had grown a ne v open in his liver, opening a new and previously unknown path to recovery for others with a similar condition.
Speaking of his emotional cancer trip, Dagg said, "The last couple of years have been a rollercoaster. I finally feel positive about my future."
"I woke up after the operation and professor [Peter] The lodge told me he had been able to remove the tumor. to hear. "
" Now I'm back at work and look forward to the future with my family. No one knows what will happen in the future, but I feel very lucky. There could have been a very different result. " 19659002] Dagg's surgery was performed by the Lodge, which described it as "very high risk."
He said, "This is a completely new liver surgery, truly a world first."
"During Dagg's three previous operations, Removing large blood vessels called liver pathways. The new tumor involved all the remaining liver pathways. These larger blood vessels drain blood out of the liver and are essential for survival. "
" I did not think the situation could be served first, but I saw that Dagg had grown a new vein in the d electricity of the liver that had regenerated After the previous liver resection operations.
"It went well so that we could successfully remove the tumor with the large liver pathways as we left Daggings live survivors on only the new vein. If he had not grown a new vein, I would not have been able to This is a new way of developing new liver surgery. "
" There is still a lot we do not know how the liver regenerates after liver surgery; Dagg's case shows how to be more imaginative and strive to improve results as much as possible. "
" Without surgery, Dew would have been exposed for only a few months to live. "
" "I think chemotherapy may have given him a few extra months, but that's all. still early days, but I'm very happy with Dagg's progress. "