HIPEC: Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
high temperature

HIPEC(Hyperthermic IntraPeritoneal Chemotherapy) Intraperitoneal High Temperature Chemotherapy; It consists of combining cytoreductive surgery (the removal of all tumor implants inside the abdomen based on advanced techniques and skills trained in PERITONECTOMY) in the same surgical act, with the administration of a VERY HIGH dose of chemotherapy. This chemotherapy is heated to 41-42 degrees as heat increases its effectiveness.

Contrary to intravenous chemotherapy circulating in the body, this technique allows chemotherapy to be applied directly to the areas affected by cancer, inside the abdomen. This practice allows obtaining higher concentrations of the drug, between 8 and 10 times, to destroy the microscopic cells that may have remained in the abdomen after surgery. In addition, heat has an antitumor effect since it increases the penetration of the drug into cells.
HIPEC is currently aimed at treating different types of peritoneal carcinomatosis, which are peritoneal pseudomyxoma, mesothelioma, carcinoma of gastric origin, ovarian cancer, cancer of the appendix, and colon cancer.
It is very important that a large number of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis increase the survival rate and slow the progression of the disease.

About Carcinomatosis

All organs of the abdominal cavity - such as the stomach and intestine - and the abdominal wall are covered by a thin layer of cells...

Treatment options

Over the past two decades, this has changed and many hospitals around the world now offer treatment for select patients with peritoneal cancer...

Mission: Improve treatment and survival through optimal information
to patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis.

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