Gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death.
What is the prognosis?
Gastric (stomach) cancer has also been treated by peritonectomy and HIPEC. An Asian randomised trial has demonstrated that the addition of HIPEC to surgery improves survival for newly diagnosed cancer with low volume peritoneal disease. In our experience very few individuals present with a low enough PCI to justify this treatment. Please ask us if you need further information about this treatment for stomach cancer.