Hot Chemotherapy New Hope for Advanced Cancer Patients

When Hot Chemotherapy is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal cancers, it can extend the life span of stage 4 patients. Providing important information, Gastroenterology Surgery Specialist Assoc. Süleyman Orman said, "While 4-6 months of life was predicted for stage 12 cancers in the past, 5-year life in colon cancers has increased up to 40 percent with Hot Chemotherapy."

Providing information about Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), popularly known as "Hot Chemotherapy", Assoc. Süleyman Orman pointed out that the procedure is different from normal chemotherapy. “Hot Chemotherapy is a procedure to study. We apply it in ovarian, large intestine, intraperitoneal, appendix and stomach cancers. In Hot Chemotherapy, we give medication to the appropriate patient for 45 minutes to 2 hours. A different treatment than normal chemotherapy. "Normal chemotherapy is a single form of intravenous chemotherapy."


Assoc. Süleyman Orman said, “Normal chemotherapy will usually be after the patients have been operated and their wounds have healed. This is not the case with Hot Chemotherapy. We apply the whole while the patient is in surgery. We give Hot Chemotherapy into the abdomen to destroy tumors that are too small to be seen with the eye. We wash inside the abdomen. We aim to reach tumors smaller than 2 millimeters. "The general condition of the patients is an important criterion for the surgery and the goodness to remove this chemotherapy."


Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Gastroenterology Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Orman continued as follows: “While a life expectancy of 4-6 months was predicted in the past in stage 12 cancer, 5-year life in colon cancers has increased up to 40 percent with hot chemotherapy. In appendix tumors, this rate has increased to 5 percent for 90 years of life. In ovarian cancers, it increased to 80 percent. “

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