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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery and apply chemotherapy directly to the area impacted by cancer, instead of giving it through an IV or as a pill. HIPEC isn’t widely performed yet, but it’s shown positive results for some cancers that have been hard to treat.

To learn more, we spoke with stomach cancer surgeon Brian Badgwell...

Surgeons performing HIPEC

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When you’re facing cancer, a mantra may help you stay
focused and hopeful. And often, the best mantra for your journey comes from&nbsp...

BY Ivanna Kern

I recently celebrated my sixth cancerversary with no evidence of appendix cancer. Since my appendix cancer diagnosis, I’ve learned the importance...

BY Ivanna Kern

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with appendix cancer, a very rare cancer diagnosed in less than 1,000 people in the U.S. each year.

It all began after a trail hike when I felt a tender pain in my lower right abdomen that wouldn’t go away. I went to my local doctor in Austin, Texas, and an ultrasound revealed a 6.5-cm tumor in my appendix. I had my appendix removed as part of a right hemicolectomy, and my lymph nodes tested negative...

BY Jenny Montgomery

Like millions of other people, physician assistant Aki Ohinata gets bored with exercise. But instead of longing for a comfy couch and a bag...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, fewer than 1,000 Americans are diagnosed with appendix cancer, also called appendiceal cancer.

The appendix is located in...