What is Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC?

Category: Procedures


Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a procedure to treat advanced abdominal cancers. In this procedure, warmed anti-cancer drugs are infused and circulated in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) for a short period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 0
Enlarged spleen 1 0
Mesothelioma of peritoneum 1 0
Multiple myeloma 1 0
Ovarian cancer 1 1
Peritoneal cancer 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal bloating 1
Alopecia 1
Flank pain 1
Hair loss 1
Insomnia 1
Nausea 1

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Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC.