• stage 4 cancer moved from my appendix to my uterus, my peritineum of the stomach, & small intenstines should I try HI

    Asked by Pattie on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    stage 4 cancer moved from my appendix to my uterus, my peritineum of the stomach, & small intenstines should I try HI

    HIPEC a surgery with chemo being poured into me during the surgery, is the treatment even for stage 4? How long does it take to recouperate from? How sick do you get from the chemo? I have to go out of town and is there a Hope Lodge in Buffalo NY? I don't have a support person or people it will just be me unless something changes in the next weeks?

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    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear Pattie,

      Hi. My name is Aliza and I'm a Breast Cancer patient and also a retired Medical Librarian who practices, as it were here on this site and elsewhere. As such, I offer advice (usually non medical in keeping with the librarians' code of eithics [dispensing medical advice is the same as practicing medicine without a license and essentially, it's frowned upon and illegal.]), but I offer referrals to doctors, hospitals/institutions, agencies, etc. and I do research when required/requested.

      Since fastdog gave you such a good answer from her own experience (I am able to speak from my own experience as well as those of my family and friends with Cancer [we number too many], I researched the second part of your question and yes, there is a Hope Lodge in Buffalo, NY.
      Since this site will blot out the phone number I will email you offsite with the information, but I hope that puts you at ease.

      If there is anything else I can do to make things easier for you, please don't hesitate to ask me.

      Warm wishes,

      over 7 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      Meet with Dr. Kane at Roswell Park. He will be able to advise you. And yes, HIPEC or IP chemo (as done at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC) is the way to go. I had the IP for stage 4 appendix cancer, with tumors and seeding on my ovary, omentum, peritoneum, colon and small intestines. My surgeon resected my colon in 2 places, my small intestines in one place, and left me with a perfectly normally functioning bowel system (no bag.) (I sing his praises every morning as I sit on the "throne" and perform "normally".)

      I was just chatting with one of Dr. Kane's patients who was stage 4 and is about 4 years out from surgery, doing just fine!

      over 7 years ago
    • jenpwrs' Avatar

      Hi Pattie. Please read over my journey. I've had the surgery and HIPEC twice. My cancer was as advanced as yours is now. My first surgery was ten years ago. HIPEC chemo didn't make me sick. I was hospitalized during this treatment as I was recovering from the surgery. The surgery is very difficult, but you will recover from that. Please feel free to contact me.

      over 7 years ago
    • maralyn's Avatar

      i just had the HIPEC 5 weeks ago, and i am healing up great, no problems that didn't go away with a few pain pills and a good nap!!! they didn't remove any body parts, just cleaned up what cancer they could and did the heated chemo,,, was home in 10 days, and no complications at all!!! i highly recommend it!!! i pray you find the support and answers you need!!!

      over 7 years ago

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