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What are the benefits of HIPEC procedures?

Sharyn N. Lewin, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
HIPEC or Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion maximizes the exposure of the tumor cells to high concentrations of the chemotherapeutic drug. In addition, heating of the medication will also directly affect the tumor cells. Systemic absorption is limited, reducing the side effects of chemotherapy.

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