Press Release

Microwave Ablation Offers New Options for Cancer Treatment


If anyone tells you something is inoperable or incurable, let Stanford have the last word on that.

-Gwen McCane, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Microwave ablation offers an option for a significant number of people who may feel like they've run out of options.

-Gloria Hwang, MD, interventional radiologist, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

McCane couldn't be happier. She's back to being a sparkling companion to her husband of 50 years. 

"When you find a doctor that tells you, 'It’s no problem,' that helps you not give up," says McCane. "It makes all the difference in the world."

About Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care (SHC) seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover.  Across its health system of inpatient care, outpatient health centers, medical groups, health plan offerings, care navigation and virtual care services, Stanford Health Care provides patients with the very best in health and care through its unique leading edge and coordinated care approach.

Stanford Health Care is widely recognized for delivering the highest levels of care and compassion, while also discovering breakthroughs for treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, primary care issues, and many other conditions.  Stanford Health Care and its Stanford Hospital, along with Stanford Children’s Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine, are committed to delivering Stanford Medicine excellence to each and every patient and family served.

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