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Has anyone had HIPEC surgery?
Liked by Jackie, Volunteer Mentor
@linda4765 Let me welcome you to connect. I have not had this type treatment, however I found this study released by Mayo Clinic that maybe helpful for you. It has numbers you can call with question you may have. I believe this what you are talking about?
Hope this helps? Wishing you the Best.
Liked by Teresa, Volunteer Mentor
Hello @linda4765 ,
I would like to add my welcome also to you as you have recently joined Connect.
If you are comfortable sharing more, is this type of procedure something that has been recommended for you?
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It’s being considered. They have to do some scans and tests to see how many nodes/lesions I have and whether I would qualify. It’s pretty serious surgery I think.
I’d also like to hear from any patients who have actually had hipec. I will be in undergoing it in January 2019 to treat appendix cancer that has metastasized, and Dr Grotz in Rochester stated he has done approximately 1 per week since Sept of 2017. I’m surprised that no one on connect has an experienced response as, yes, it sounds like an intense and rather rare surgery. Would love to read some testimonies. Thanks
I can understand your wanting to hear from others who have had this surgery. It is great to hear what others have to say about their experiences. Perhaps in the near future someone will post and share what they know.
I am impressed with your doctor's experience with this rare surgery. While I have not experienced this type of cancer, nor this type of surgery, I have had a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and I have had three surgeries for these lesions since 2003. I know when you are dealing with something rare the anxiety increases because there is no one nearby who has ever even heard of it before.
I do think that your doctor's experience should provide you with some sense of confidence. My first two surgeries were done by a good oncology surgeon, however, he had never done this type of surgery before and the last surgery, just two years ago, was done by a surgeon who had a lot of training in the technique but said that he had not done a lot of these either.
If you are comfortable doing so, could you share a bit more about previous surgeries, treatments, etc. I would be interested in getting to know you better. Those of us with rare disorders often feel better when we have other people in our corner.
Liked by Lisa Lucier, Connect Moderator
Hi! I would also like to hear from anyone who has had this surgery! My dr is suggesting it for a couple of enlarged lymph in the peritoneal area. I underwent right colectomy and a liver resection in July 2016, followed by chemo. One year later I had radiation to treat one spot on my lung. My liver and lungs have been clean-now this lymph has enlarged! I am healthy and strong – just not sure if I will be that way after HIPEC? And I can’t find anyone who’s actually had the surgery?
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