The graph above shows the increase of liver patient procedures performed at the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. This is significant because it demonstrates that the Methodist is reaching out to an increasing number of liver patients with life-saving care.
The graph above shows a 95.35% survival rate one year after transplant for liver transplant recipients at the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation patients. This is over 7% higher than the national average. The national average for one year survival after liver transplant is 88%.
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are the 12th most common cause of death among adults in the United States.1
Among all cancers, primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) has the fastest rising incidence rate in the United States, with 24,120 new cases and 18,910 deaths in 2010.2
4–5 million Americans are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, which can destroy the liver without any symptoms but can be treated if caught early.
1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus, which is highly treatable if patients are appropriately screened and diagnosed early.3
1. Source: Centers for Disease Control
2. Source: American Cancer Society
3. Source: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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