Erin's baby is not due for another five weeks, but because of complications, it will have to be delivered early. And catch-up with 23-year-old Julie, a flight attendant who endured gruelling radiotherapy to treat tumours on her brain.
A fishing trip lands Robert in some very hot water when he falls unconscious and has trouble breathing. And 35-year-old Graeme has a rare disease that is attacking bone in some parts of his body.
A fishing trip lands Robert in some very hot water when he falls unconscious and has trouble breathing. And 35-year-old Graeme has a rare disease that is attacking bone in some parts of his body.
Twenty-six-year-old Roumi is concerned about a lump in her neck that has been growing rapidly, and Fiona comes to RPA in the hope of a normal life, suffering from debilitating vertigo and deafness in one ear.
Thirty-five-year-old Shelly has been in hospital for three long months due to a series of strokes threatening to paralyse her. Ian, 81, arrives to RPA as a last resort after open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve was aborted.
Twenty-six-year-old Erin arrives in RPA's emergency department in severe pain and struggling to breathe. Plus, a scan has uncovered a tumour on Cevat's spine that threatens to crush his spinal cord.
In a story reminiscent of RPA's most memorable patient - seven-year old Sylvia was severely burnt when she was a baby. Now, a chance discovery by an Australian speech therapist working in Kenya has bought her to RPA.
Con has two basal cell carcinomas. One is quite small, but he has neglected the other one for 12 years. He realises now that it may kill him if it is left untreated. He is told he will have to endure 14 hours of surgery to be rid of it. Plus, three-year-old Thelo is brought into emergency after falling at day care and hitting his head.
Twenty-seven-year-old Emir has been dealt a cruel hand. A rare genetic condition means he has battled various cancers since he was a boy. This time doctors fear the cancer has invaded his intestines.
In part two of Gemma's story, she and her husband Stephen, say goodbye to their daughters knowing the risks involved in going ahead with the surgery.
Gemma's liver is failing but instead of waiting for a deceased donor liver, she is turning to her husband for help. If the operation goes ahead, it will be the second of its kind performed in Australia. Gemma's husband Stephen and his surgical team are assessing the pros and cons of giving part of his liver to save Gemma's life.
Gemma's liver is failing but instead of waiting for a deceased donor liver, she is turning to her husband for help. If the operation goes ahead, it will be the second of its kind performed in Australia. Gemma's husband Stephen and his surgical team are assessing the pros and cons of giving part of his liver to save Gemma's life.
Seventy-three-year-old Harvey was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006. Scans have revealed the cancer is now at the base of his brain.
Jodie is about to endure her 22nd operation for arthritis and she's only 38. The hairdresser and mother of two lives in constant pain and is hoping that this next round of surgery will give her some relief. The plan is to fuse her ankle, and if time allows during the operation, and there is not too much blood loss, her toes will be fused as well.
Anna loves cooking but she can't taste anything due to an ongoing and potentially life-threatening problem with her sinus. Severe headaches and trouble breathing through her mouth has finally persuaded her to seek medical help.
The operation begins to remove Rupeni's kidney in part two of Fijian teenager Milise's amazing story. Meanwhile, over the past two months Roger has noticed his voice changing. Investigations have revealed a squamous cell cancer on his vocal cord, and Roger is opting for laser surgery to spare his larynx and, hopefully, improve his voice.
Nineteen year old Fijian, Milise is in kidney failure. Fortunately her older brother has offered to donate a kidney to his little sister and the operation can be performed in Australia.
April has only just married but has had to put her future on hold while she deals with a painful lesion on her liver. Doctors won't know what it is until they remove it; however, removing it puts the liver at huge risk.
A scan has revealed a cyst on 24-year-old Lisa's pancreas; however, she won't know how dangerous it is until it is removed and may have to lose part of her pancreas.
Zoo volunteer Betty, 73, has been feeling unwell for some time, and a scan has turned up the biggest spleen her doctors have ever seen. Weighing an estimated 2kg, it has to come out.
Emma was pregnant with twins two years ago but lost them at 20 weeks. Now she is pregnant again and has reached 25 weeks.
Twenty-three-year-old flight attendant Julie has brain surgery to remove two cancerous tumours on her brain, and 79-year-old Jimmy arrives in emergency suffering severe chest pains and must have major heart surgery in order to save his life.
Julie is about to embark on a challenge no-one should have to endure: Scans have revealed cancerous tumours. But this bright and positive 23-year-old flight attendant has incredible strength.
Girolamo, 79, has a 5.5cm aneurysm in his belly which could rupture without warning, killing him instantly. However, after major surgery to have it repaired, he is raced back to the operating theatre with a mysterious and life-threatening complication.
Gavin hit his little finger with a hammer at work. But the real blow comes when the 39-year-old is told he has a melanoma under his fingernail and his only chance of survival is radical treatment. Also, in part two of Renee's story, the 36-year-old mother of two shows extraordinary courage after a skiing accident reveals a life-threatening tumour...
When Renee knocked herself unconscious while skiing last winter, the young mother of two small children, could not have predicted what would happen next. A follow up scan revealed a large mass in her brain. In part one of her extraordinary story, Renee is told that she will need major brain surgery to remove the mass and she won't know what she is...
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