Liver Tumors


    Liver tumors can be either cancerous or benign. Benign tumors are not uncommon. They do not pose a significant health risk and may frequently go untreated. Cancerous, or malignant, liver tumors can be either primary or secondary. Primary tumors originate in the liver; secondary tumors spread to the liver from another organ. Treatment for cancerous tumors may require surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or some combination thereof.

    Our providers


    Marc Garfinkel, MD

    Chair, Department of Surgery at St. John's Hospital General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge Street 5th floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Emily Sturm, MD

    Surgical Oncologist Cancer Care, General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.