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Peritoneal mets was posted 07/27/2017 12:39 am by Anonymous
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This is one of the most common places for metastases. Usually you treat it the same as mets anywhere else. If they are growing, you might need to change your chemo.

A couple outside th box ideas...

For ovarian cancer, these mets are common. Part of ovarian cancer treatment for these is chemo is actually injected into the peritoneal cavity. One poster in this board tried it in the past. It is quite brutal and I wouldn't recommend it. But if the only mets growing are there, you could at least bring this up to see what your doctor says. Chemo are changing all the time, so you never know....

Your doc could do an exploratory laparotomy to biopsy one of these peritoneal mets, and send it off for genetic testing and see if this can guide the choice of chemo.

Look into clinical trials. Especially the amazing huge NCI trial that will enter folks with advanced progressive disease and sequence most of their tumors genome and send your up back ideas on treatment options.

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