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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Unfortunately, up to 20% of new CRC cases have metastases at the time of diagnosis. The most common sites of metastatic disease in CRC are the liver, lung, and peritoneum. Close to 5% of patients with CRC will present with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC).

One of the many challenges of treating PC in stage IV CRC patients is drug delivery. It is often difficult to attain adequate drug levels within the peritoneum. If chemotherapy doses are subsequently increased in attempts to raise drug concentrations, the patient is exposed to more systemic side effects. HIPEC aims to deliver chemotherapy directly to the peritoneum, which can increase local drug concentrations, as well as reduce the total systemic exposure from the chemotherapy.

CRS and HIPEC do appear to have promising data when used in the optimal patient population. It is important, when considering CRS and HIPEC, that a patient reviews an institution’s experience with this collaborative treatment approach.

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Harley’s Story

Harley’s Story

Harley Wilson, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Colon Cancer. He is a Patient of Dr. Jan Franko of...

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Neva’s Story

Neva’s Story

"It is an amazing surgery that unfortunately not many doctors and hospitals are even are aware of. I recommend MD Anderson and Dr. Keith Fournier without hesitation."

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Mercy Medical Center’s HIPEC Program Exceeds Standards, Positions Mercy as National Leader in Field

Newswise — Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin, and Kurtis Campbell of the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy Medical Center are widely regarded for their training and skills in utilizing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies). New findings by a prestigious organization of clinicians adds to this reputation, placing Mercy’s program among the nation’s best. According to recent findings by the Chicago Consensus Working Group – an assembly of multidisciplinary clinical providers brought together by the Society of Surgical Oncology to fill the gap in guidelines and provide comprehensive recommendations and standards for the management of peritoneal surface malignancies...

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Dena’s Story

Dena’s Story

Dena Svoboda, 56, never expected a bad case of acid reflux would turn out to be cancer. “I thought it was a gallbladder issue, but it wasn’t,” said Dena, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio. “It ended up being a 25-pound tumor.” Dena was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had surgery at Cleveland Clinic to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy. But just over a year later, the cancer returned. Once ovarian cancer returns, the prognosis usually isn’t good, with many patients living only about another year, said Dana’s physician, Robert DeBernardo, MD, a gynecologic oncologist and Director of the Peritoneal Surface...

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Melissa’s Story

Melissa’s Story

Melissa Hough considers herself to be patient No. 154. That’s how unusual her condition is. In June, she was diagnosed with cystic mesothelioma. It’s a noncancerous version of the lung disease commonly linked to asbestos exposure. In Hough’s case, hundreds of cysts had developed throughout her abdomen. “When I first heard ‘mesothelioma,’ I freaked out,” says Hough, 52. “But then I did research online and talked to my doctor. That was the first time I actually had some relief. “I had spent six months with an unnerving feeling wondering what’s going on in my body. It was a relief to...

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Harvey’s Story

Harvey’s Story

Harvey Kemp, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. He is a Patient of Dr. Leonard Henry of Goshen Hospital. Watch the news video below: Treatment Featured on Good Doctor available in Goshen Schedule a Conversation with Dr. Henry

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Bev’s Story

Bev’s Story

Bev Kwasniewski, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Brian Loggie of Creighton University Medical Center. Watch the news video below: Hot Chemo Pioneer Treats Patients From Around the Globe Schedule a Conversation with Dr. Brian Loggie

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Gail’s Story

Gail’s Story

Gail Kinsey, was treated with HIPEC during surgery. She is a Patient of Dr. Lana Bijelic of Inova Health. Watch the news video below: Schedule a Conversation with Dr. Lana Bijelic

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Tauna’s Story

Tauna’s Story

Tauna Langridge, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Appendix Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Evan Ong of Swedish Cherry Hill. Watch the news video below: Request a Consultation with Dr. Evan Ong

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