The New York Times
SAN DIEGO — This is therapy at its most aggressive, a treatment patients liken to being filleted, disemboweled and then bathed in hot poison.
The therapy, which couples extensive abdominal surgery with blasts of heatedto the abdominal cavity and its organs, was once a niche procedure used mainly against rare cancers of the appendix. Most academic medical centers shunned it.
More recently, as competition for patients and treatments intensifies,
an increasing number of the nation’s leading medical centers has been
offering the costly — and controversial — therapy to patients with the
more common colorectal or ovarian cancers. And some hospitals are even publicizing the treatment as a hot “chemo bath.” Read More