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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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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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Julie’s Story

Julie’s Story

Julie Khoury, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin of Jupiter Medical Center. Watch the news video here: Local Cancer Treatment featured on The Good Doctor Contact Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin

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Karen’s Story

Karen’s Story

“Dr. Onesti instilled confidence from the minute I met her,” said Thies. “She is smart as a whip, and she is pretty inside and out and good at what she does. She explained what I needed to have done in a way that I could understand.”

“For patients like Karen, who have low-grade mucinous tumors of the appendix, we now have HIPEC,” said Onesti.

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Susan’s Story; Ovarian Cancer

Susan’s Story; Ovarian Cancer

I’m glad I was lying down when the doctor told me the true cause of my stomach pains. “Well, you’ve got a tumor” were his first words to me. I had just awakened in a hospital bed on the morning after emergency surgery. It was Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Halloween. …The tumor turned out to be Stage 3 ovarian cancer. It also created another life-threatening situation: the imminent possibility that my colon would rupture. The surgeon relieved the obstruction by performing a temporary colostomy, in which a piece of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdomen....

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