Hi Farmgirl2012 I did not lose my hair and many many others who have had this opp have also not lost their hair. Keeping in mind that chemo has different effects for all people, but as the chemo is internal and not given by the drip the side effects are different. There is a face book group started by a patient here in Australia. It is inclusive for all Australia and New Zealand patients. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australia&NewZealandPMPcancerPatients(pseudomyxomaperitonei) There are 99 members in it so you should find some answers there as well.
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Professor David Morris and the peritonectomy team at St George hospital Kogarah NSW Australia are doing about 2 of these procedures a week for about 6 conditions including peritoneal mesothelioma. Patients come from all over Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.
Probably the biggest operation you can do, you can have confidence in the St George team. Many hours in surgery and a long careful recovery. Thank you to everyone involved.
The peritonectomy with heated chemotherapy during the procedure, followed by chemotherapy is the best practice treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. It provides an improved prognosis to those patients that undertake it.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.