In the Season 6 premiere of The Doctors, see the most surprising and strange health news from around the world. In a The Doctors daytime exclusive, meet a husband and wife who were simultaneously struck by lightning … while she was pregnant! Hear their incredible survival story. Then, how body weight is determining rent in Japan. Plus, a radical procedure to combat bone cancer that you have to see to believe!
From baby delivery to child discipline, The Doctors discuss two topics that went viral online.
Radical Procedure to Cure Bone Cancer
In 2011, then 10-year-old Bailey underwent a medical examination after experiencing a prolonged period of unexplained knee pain. An X-ray revealed that Bailey had a femoral bone tumor.
"The doctor came in and gave us news that no parent ever wants or imagines hearing," Bailey's mother Tiffany says. "She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. Our biggest fear after hearing the diagnosis was that she would die."
Bailey was given three options for treating her cancer: replacing her knee and femur, amputating her leg, or undergoing rotationplasty — a complex procedure that involves amputating the cancerous portion of the leg and reattaching the foot backwards to the thigh, so the ankle can serve as the new knee joint.
"I knew, right when I heard, [that] I wanted rotationplasty," Bailey says.
• See how rotationplasty gave Bailey a second chance at life.