We’re going for the TKO of my non-mucinous, colonic-type appendiceal adenocarcinoma on November 30th – cytoreduction (debulking or removal of tumor) + HIPEC. I will have a couple more treatments of IV chemo here in Austin to keep the tumor at bay until the surgery. Here’s the link about HIPEC again.
The doctors, the pathologist, and radiologist at the appendix cancer conference said that I am an excellent candidate for this mother-of-all-surgeries. The word “formidable” was used today when talking about the surgery. Not exactly warm and fuzzy. But they definitely believe the benefits outweigh the risks in my case. I would like to stick around on the planet a while longer so if this is what it takes, so be it.
I will be in the hospital at M.D. Anderson and then in the area for about a month. More details later.