HIPEC yes or no?
Hi all, I have been on here reading posts but never posted myself. I've been sticking to SHINE for cancer in the young. I am a complete quivering wreck today. I'm 35, diagnosed at 34 with Stage 4 bowel cancer and peritoneal mets. I was elated 4 weeks ago when I was given the go ahead for HIPEC in Basingstoke. However, I had a colonoscopy on 5 days ago, which found several polyps. My consultant completing it was very unhelpful, and almost annoyed I think, that he'd found them and caused him to run late! However I've now received a letter stating whether Basingstoke will now want to treat me and review my management plan. I am devastated. I've rung the peritoneal malignancy nurses at Basingstoke to get some idea of what will be going on, but they can't give me an answer obviously. Has anyone else had this happen to them? This is the first devastation that I do not think I can cope with since being diagnosed. I have 2 young kids and an amazing supportive husband, but I just feel my life has been turned upside down all over again. Having hope was a major thing in getting through 22 cycles of chemo, and going back to work. Now I just feel floored.