Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion is a procedure done immediately following surgery in the operating room, that delivers heated chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity, where it can penetrate diseased tissue directly.
The rationale for heating the chemotherapy is to make it more effective at killing cancer cells. Additionally, the heat also improves blood flow within the abdominal cavity, which improves the delivery of chemotherapy to the cancer cells.
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