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Surgery with HIPEC Increases Long Term Survival for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

Over half of patients whose colorectal cancer had spread to their abdominal cavity were alive five years after treatment in a French center with surgery and heated chemo.  This was substantially better than those who only received modern chemotherapies without surgery. Peritoneal carcinomatosis is diagnosed when cancer spreads into the abdominal cavity and tumors develop on the surface of abdominal organs.  In the past peritoneal carcinomatosis has been a difficult condition to treat with very poor results from chemotherapy.  However, surgery to remove all signs of tumor followed by washing the open abdomen after surgery with heated chemotherapy is achieving some remarkable results.