Microwave Ablation Used To Treat Cancer Quickly at Stanford

7 years ago
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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. Learn more about Stanford's Cancer Center: http://cancer.stanford.edu/ Or to read the full story: http://stanfordhospital.org/newsEvents/newsReleases/2013/gwen-mccane.html