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Peritoneal Cancer Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemotherap

Peritoneal Cancers, which include the rare primary peritoneal cancers such as mesotheliomas, and metastatic spread to the peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity from cancers of the appendix, ovaries, stomach and colon, are often resistant to treatment by conventional surgery and chemotherapy. A special approach called Peritonectomy and Hyperthermic Intra-operative Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is sometimes the best option for cure or long-term control of the cancer. This involves an extensive removal of the cancer by cytoreductive debulking followed by infusing heated chemotherapy into the abdominal cavity during the surgery itself.

Peritonectomy and HIPEC is available in only a small number of leading cancer centres around the world. Our surgeons have a keen interest and experience in peritoneal cancer treatment and offer this in Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

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