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Review prior to starting surgery. Surgical team in a hospital operating room carrying out a final check before commencing surgery. This review is intended to prevent serious mistakes being made, such as incorrect patient identity. The surgical team are about to perform a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) on a woman with endometrial cancer. This form of cancer arises from the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Photographed at a cancer hospital.
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