Thursday, June 6, 2013

Liver-Patient turns to microwave ablation for “inoperable and incurable” tumors

Published on Jun 4, 2013
Gwen McCane was told the tumors in her liver were inoperable and incurable. The tumors were small, but deep inside her liver, the body's largest organ and so rich with blood vessels that any surgery is tricky. At Stanford, Dr. Gloria Hwang gave McCane hope and using microwave ablation, she made a small incision and, guided by imaging, found the tumors and applied microwave heat to destroy them. Gwen McCane was able to go home the next day.

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