HIPEC questions

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HIPEC questions

by mchakra on Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:26 PM

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My previous post (2nd Line Treatment Option ?s for Stage IV Colon Cancer) didn't get any response, so I thought I'd try again. 

Anyone w/ colon cancer + mets to peritoneum do HIPEC? 

My 67 year old father (stage 4 colon mets liver & peritoneum, liver mets gone) did 24 rounds of chemo (FOLFOX, but only 6 months of Oxi + metmab/placebo). We met w/Dr. Staley at Emory yesterday and learned he was a good candidate. It's obviously a huge surgery, so I want to hear from more people that have done it. 

How long were you in the hospital post surgery?
What was your outcome? 

Standard of living post surgery?
How much chemo have you done post surgery?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank You. Wishing you all the best.

Concerned Daugther/Caregiver,

RE: HIPEC questions

by JMM64 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 06:01 PM

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  I am just diagnosed at 48 with stage 4 with/ 3 mets to the liver and peritoneum. My doctor, Dr. David Arrese, in Columbus, Ohio stated that the mets are resectable and I am undergoing 3-4 months of chemo prior to HIPEC surgery. According to Dr. Arrese, it's a 12 hr. surgery with a 2 wk. hospital stay along with 3 months of chemo afterwards. He is optimistic about the prognosis.  I hope that this info. helps.

  Al the best to your father. Joel


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