Nickname for HIPEC – Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
A cancer treatment that pumps warm chemotherapy drugs into your abdomen. You get one very large dose of chemotherapy, but it’s not as toxic. That’s because the drugs aren’t injected into your bloodstream, so they don’t move around your body as much as chemotherapy given through an IV.
HIPEC is used for hard-to-treat abdominal cancers, such as appendix (e.g. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)) and colorectal cancer (e.g. peritoneal metastases), as well as peritoneal mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the abdomen, often caused by breathing in asbestos).