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My brother has colon cancer, it has effected his liver and

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My brother has colon cancer, it has effected his liver and small intestine. He went thru chemo and finished it. They did a scope and found a spot on his liver and intestine. They want to do a hot pack. Put chemo in side of him for 90 min. No one I have asked about this has heard of it. Would like to know how new this is and facts about this type of treatment.
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: No why
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: This is not me i am talking about it is my brother
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry about your brother.

this type of chemo is called Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

this type of chemotherapy was started for patients who had ovarian cancer spread to the peritoneum space which is the space inside of the abdomen but outside of the bowel

here are some trial information about it

https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12***-***-****-7

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4754309/