Question about hipec and crs
This is a bit premature but I had a question for anyone who had hipec. I saw a couple of reports people posted on the bowel cancer Facebook group in which it showed the para aortic or other retroperitoneal nodes were removed during cytroReductive surgery...
I just wondered is that the case for those of you who had crs with hipec? In my case I'm waiting for more info but preparing myself a bit for the worst. I've had only lymph node disease and my hope was radiotherapy would get rid of this but the scan isn't clear (yet) and looks like other nodes affected. It may not be the case but I wondered about contacting Jamie Murphy or the complex cancer people at st marks. No scan has detected any disease in any organs and I've had no peritoneal disease at all so far but it seems like there are few surgical options for abdominal nodes. As I'm young and fit and desperate to do anything I wondered what exactly gets removed in crs. Would the sugeon do lymph node only disease? Or is a lymph node dissection possible. Primary and nodes were removed over two year ago now