July 25, 2005
Laparoscopic Liver Surgery opens the door to less invasive surgury for cancer patientsTopics: Medicine
Nearly 18,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with liver cancer this year, and with transplants and invasive surgeries being the standard treatment options, a less invasive approach is welcome news.
The major difference over more invasive procedures is that patients will experience less pain, and faster recovery, and for cancer patients - that means that they can "start their cancer treatment sooner, and hopefully even have a better long-term outcome,"Open surgery can be necessary when tumors are very large, and transplants may be the only option for some patients. However, overall, according to surgeon Jay Redan, M.D., at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida - most patients are candidates for the laparoscopic procedure.
Posted by Hyscience at July 25, 2005 1:44 PM
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