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Did anyone watch Bang Goes The Theory last night?

18 Mar 2014 09:21

It is 60 years since a British doctor first made the link between smoking and lung cancer, and now it seems we may finally be starting to win the battle against nature's most vicious disease. Last night BBC One's series Bang Goes The Theory looked at Cancer.

  • Liz Bonnin explained how cells turn cancerous by blowing high-tech bubbles.
  • Jem Stansfield built his own radiotherapy gun,
  • Maggie Philbin looked at the latest drugs,
  • And the team were joined by Ground Force's Tommy Walsh, who looked into screening for bowel cancer.

If you saw the programme what did you think? Did you like the way it explained things in simple terms? Did you find out things that you didn't already know?

If you didn't catch it, you can still watch on iplayer at

We'd be interested to hear what you thought of it and don't forget if you need additional support or have any questions, you can post them on Cancer Chat or give our nurses a call on 0808 800 4040

Re: Did anyone watch Bang Goes The Theory last night?

18 Mar 2014 12:55 in response to Moderator Sarah

Hi Sarah, yep I watched it and found it very interesting. I thought it was explained in an easy-to-understand way and learned several things from it.  I found that watching the demonstrations was particularly helpful rather than reading text. A good programme in my opinion.  Max x