Jul 18, 2004 - 4:05 pm
Hi Kris, I posted for the first time about3 weeks ago when my dad was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with peritoneal seeding. You replied saying that you too had peritoneal seeding and had surgery for it. I was hoping that we could talk about the surgery and the follow-up care. I have been reading about cytoreductive surgery followed by itraperitoneal hyperthermia chemotherapy. I have also spoken with Dr.Sugarbaker's wife. My dad is still recuperating from the surgry that removed the tumor from his colon and I think it is going to be difficult to talk him into another surgery. I was hoping to get some additional information regarding length of hospital stay, time to recuperate, prognosis following treatment, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Deneen.