Apart from the HIPEC (hot chemotherapy) treatment method, patients may be subjected to another treatment method, the pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC). In the first place, a radical and complex surgery (cytoreductive surgery) is performed in all tumorous areas in the abdomen. Immediately afterwards and while the patient is still under anaesthesia, PIPAC is applied.
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Intra-abdominal hyperthermic chemoperfusion, aka hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or shortly HIPEC or hot chemotherapy.
Some cancers and their advanced stages may not be treated by traditional intravenous chemotherapy. Regardless of the chemotherapy, the disease is progressing and the patient’s condition is deteriorating more rapidly than anticipated. These are the cases where HIPEC is applied. Cytoreductive surgery and hot chemotherapy are among the most advanced methods towards the terminal stage cancer treatment.
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Prof. Serdar Turhal, a medical oncologist at Anadolu Medical Centre answers the most frequently asked questions about hormone therapies.
What is a hormone therapy for cancer?