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the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)

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She underwent exploratory laparotomy with total gastrectomy, left oophorectomy, partial peritonectomy, and D2 lymph node dissection, and on December 17, 2015, HIPEC with mitomycin-C and cisplatin.
Cathy Burnweit, who received advance training and on-site procedural oversight from HIPEC pioneer Dr.
HIPEC in recurrent ovarian cancer patients: morbidity-related treatment and long-term analysis of clinical outcome.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey understands John Waage's situation and we are mindful and sympathetic to him, his family, and friends during this difficult time,'' the company said in a written statement which repeated their assertion that "For patients with colon cancer outside the abdominal cavity, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network currently considers the treatment of disseminated carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC to be investigational and does not endorse this therapy outside of a clinical trial.
HIPEC is a heated chemotherapy treatment delivered by a surgeon directly to the abdomen, according to CancerCenters.
But now the family, from Greystones in Co Wicklow, have been given new hope after Super Gavin underwent the successful HIPEC surgery.
HIPEC involves the use of conventional chemotherapy drugs heated to such a high temperature as to kill cancer cells.
Because there was nothing more that could be done for him in Ireland, the family looked abroad and found a treatment in Texas called HIPEC.
Peritoneal carcinomatosis from solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (Frantz's tumour) of the pancreas treated with HIPEC.