Women's Health

Woman with Ovarian Cancer Has 30 Pounds of Tumors Removed

This alternative helps those who may not respond well to chemotherapy alone

Cytoreduction and HIPEC surgery offer several benefits to patients who are unable to get their disease under control using traditional methods such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. In fact, some studies have shown that chemotherapy alone may not be enough to treat patients and their symptoms. “But, with cytoreduction and HIPEC surgery, we’ve been able to offer hope to many patients with this disease and ultimately give them longer overall survival and, in some cases, a cure,” said Dr. Callisia Clarke, surgical oncologist.