PIPAC stands for Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy - this is another way of administering chemotherapy within the peritoneum. For PIPAC, the chemotherapy drugs are converted into fine aerosol (gas) before getting dispensed within the abdominal cavity via a catheter.
This method is often employed for late-stage peritoneal cancers and metastases. It is often considered for patients with stomach cancer, ovarian cancers, pancreatic cancers and colorectal cancers, when surgery and conventional systemic therapy is no longer a good option.
If you are a patient or a loved one of a patient who is considering PIPAC, feel free to contact us and book a consultation with Dr Melissa Teo or Dr Grace Tan.