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Clinical Trial Associated with Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma . Posted on August 25, 2014 View this journey (5 Experiences)

When the CT and CA-125 revealed that my primary peritoneal cancer had returned last February, both the oncologist and surgeon said that surgery was not recommended. More chemo was my only hope. Now that I have finished 6 cycles of chemo and the CT does still show some signs of cancer, both the oncologist and surgeon are recommending surgery. I'm confused. What has changed? Answers I have gotten: 1) Chemo is not ever going to stop the cancer, only put me in remission and each remission will be shorter than the previous 2) the accumulation of chemo will increase the side effects until they are unbearable 3) I have recovered very well after all surgeries 4) they call be a "tough bird" 5) adding the HIPEC procedure to the surgery could have very beneficial results 6) I will be part of a clinical trial so hopefully that will help others. I have decided to go ahead with the surgery with HIPEC.

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    LisaAnn

    i, too, have primary peritoneal. i have asked about the HIPEC procedure - but hasn't been an option for me yet. I'm on my 3rd chemo - a trial at Mayo now. Topotecan and a PARP inhibitor. only been through one cycle so far. I wish you luck with the HIPEC procedure. May I ask where you are having that done at? I don't think many places do that procedure.

    over 7 years ago
  • Joeyb's Avatar
    Joeyb

    Having gone through HIPEC surgery in Oct. 2013 I just wanted to wish you well with your upcoming HIPEC surgery.

    about 7 years ago

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