IP Chemotherapy

I had a hysterectomy 5 weeks ago and then my pathology report came back showing a 2.5cm Fallopian tube cancer of high grade, not spread yet to other female organs but thankfully all of them were removed during the hysterectomy. My first CA125 is 15. (Normal range on the lab report was less than 35) My first CT scan shows all organs and lymph nodes "normal" but in one week I will have a 4 hour Staging surgery whereas my new surgeon/oncologist here in the USA will take biopsies and do a "washing" to test fluids and remove my appendix and omenteum. I am told I will receive chemo by a port he will place during my surgery and they call the chemo IP infusion. I would like to know if anyone can share information about this. I am so hoping that I have caught mine early. I am 52 yrs old and in overall excellent health. I am 5 feet,7 inches tall and weigh 125 pounds. I exercise regularly and eat a good diet and take quality supplements. I have a very strong Christian faith and supportive family and friends. I would've never suspected cancer since I have no symptoms. This pathology report amazed my doctor also because she said she saw no signs of disease when she was performing the routine outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy! God bless all of you for your support and helping me understand this new "life" I have been given. I want to learn as much as possible and in return help others in their journey.

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  • If it's high grade and yet only in your fallopian tube, I'd say that was a very fortuitous hysterectomy. It does sound as if it was caught v early.

    A pity you've got to have the staging surgery but it'll be good for peace of mind.

    Sorry I can't help with information about chemo, but I'm sure someone else will come along.

    Good luck!

  • Hi, sorry you have to go through this. The IP chemo as far as I understand is intra peritoneal, given directly into the abdomen. I don't actually know if this is carried out in the UK, I am in Northern Ireland and I know I didn't have it. Just want to wish you well and hope all goes ok for you. Please come back on and let us know how you are doing. Ann xo

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