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Can You Live Without Your Liver?

Did you know that the liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body? Performing over 500 different functions, you can’t live without one. But you can live with only part of your liver

The liver is the only organ in your body that can regenerate, or grow back. Because of this, you can give just a part of your liver to someone in need, and it will return to its full size within months.

Visit​ UPMC HealthBeat to learn more about the amazing functions of the liver and how you can save the life of someone who needs a new liver. Read more:


Gary's Prostate Cancer Treatment Plan

Gary went to his primary care doctor for a routine blood test. The results showed that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were high so Gary’s doctor ordered a biopsy of his prostate. The biopsy results were positive for prostate cancer.

Gary’s oncologist explained to him how to best approach treatment for battling prostate cancer. Ultimately, Gary decided to have radiation therapy at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Throughout treatment, Gary’s prostate cancer care team overwhelmed him with positive support and professionalism. After his radiation therapy ended, Gary received a good prognosis from his doctor.

Learn more about Gary’s radiation treatment from the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.​


Let UPMC Help You Manage Diabetes

UPMC Centers for Diabetes Education and Support is a network of locations that provides comprehensive education for people living with diabetes. Learning about your diabetes can help you manage the disease and improve your quality of life.

Our experts provide specialized services to help support you in the day-to-day management of your diabetes. We also provide educational classes and events for people with diabetes.

Whether recently diagnosed or living with diabetes for several years, we can help you keep your condition under control.​​


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