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MEDICAL MARATHON: Northwood-based surgeon to take on fundraising run after recovering from cancer

 Published on: 15th September 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A leading surgeon who underwent treatment for cancer at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood is now raising funds to thank them.

Professor Saroj Das, a leading consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College London, will be taking part in this year’s Moor Park 10k, an event held annually to support patients undergoing treatment at Mount Vernon. This year, it will take place on Sunday, September 24.

Professor Das, who has worked in the NHS since 1984 and as a consultant vascular surgeon since 1994, was diagnosed with cancer of the stomach in 2019. Further investigations showed that the cancer had spread to his liver, lymph nodes, lungs and spine. As he underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, Professor Das was left bedridden.

Two years later, Professor Das has rebuilt his life. He finished treatment in June 2022 and remains in remission.

Professor Das said: “I have put on weight, having lost 20kg after surgery, and I am back teaching at Imperial College London. I can now walk eight to 10km twice a week.

“I remain under the constant supervision of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and I am doing the Moor Park 10k to thank the team for everything they have done, and continue to do, for me.”

Last year, the 10km run and accompanying fun run raised more than £47,000.

To sponsor Professor Das, visit his JustGiving page, and to sign up to Moor Park 10k, go to their website.

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