“A lot of anticancer drugs offered overseas aren't approved in Japan.”
Yoshie Tsujimoto, an ordinary housewife, visits the Eiroku University hospital and is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After the Pediatrics, Saito was transferred to the 4th Department of Surgery for treatment. Through Yoshie, he sees the reality of cancer treatment in Japan. From his short experience in the Pediatrics and the 4th Department of Surgery, he sees the truth - that the doctors can only treat patients within constraints of the system. After being informed, a patient goes through anticancer drugs, metastasis, and relapse...are we all fated to give up at the end? What can Saito do for all the “ordinary” patients with cancer?