Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

What is Peritoneal Carcinomatosis?

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis is a rare type of cancer that can develop when gastrointestinal or gynecologic cancers spread. That can cause tumors to grow in the peritoneum, the thin layer of tissue that lines the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs.

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What are some treatment options for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis?

There are multiple options for treatment of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. The treatment that saved Ron's life was called the HIPEC. The HIPEC is a cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy-an approach that combines surgery with an immediate wash with warmed chemotherapy drugs.

Newer research is showing us that there is a possibility of profiling the immune cells of peritoneal metastases to potentially activate a patient’s own immune cells to fight against the cancer tumors.

THERE IS HOPE

Although most of what you find on the internet says that you have a very short lifespan after your diagnosis, one of the main purposes of The RAD Project is to tell you that there is hope. We need to spread the word about the HIPEC treatment and the more advanced treatments that are being curated today. If you need help getting connected to someone who can help explain treatment options, please contact us through the "connect" page of this website.  

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