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Get Inspired: Pictures of Pals Living Life

There is life after being diagnosed with appendix cancer or pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Below are examples of Pals diagnosed with these diseases, living life to its fullest. Most have undergone CRS+HIPEC (cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Many have undergone chemotherapy. Many are under treatment in the pictures.

We’re realistic that the treatment for this disease is very difficult, but we hope the pictures below show there can be life abundant despite PMP. Many patients are routinely misinformed that the HIPEC procedure has a higher mortality rate than other surgeries, which the statistics show is untrue. ¬†We want patients to be informed so they can choose their own treatment plan. No matter what plan you choose, we’re here to support you.

Allow us to introduce you to some of our Pals:

Peter USA

Peter and Family after 150 mile bike ride four and a half months post surgery

Peter and Family after 150 mile bike ride four and a half months post HIPEC

Peter atop Haleakala Crater n Maui Aug 2014

Peter atop Haleakala Crater in Maui, three and a a half months post HIPEC

Peter finishes 55 km Birkebeiner cross-country race in Wisconsin Feb 2015

Peter finishes 55 km Birkebeiner cross-country race 9 months after HIPEC

 

 

Terry USA

Pals Terry and Diana met for the first time when Terry traveled to Israel in 2014. Both are PMP patients, both have had HIPEC in their 70s, and both are now in their 80s! Terry had HIPEC in 2008.

Pals Terry and Diana met for the first time when Terry traveled to Israel in 2014. Both are PMP patients, both have had HIPEC in their 70s, and both are now in their 80s! Terry had HIPEC in 2008.

Terry atop a camel on vacation in Israel

Terry atop a camel on vacation in Israel

Terry congratulating her son and new daughter on their wedding day

Terry congratulating her son and new daughter on their wedding day

Tery and her family enjoying 5 years cancer free at the horse show in the Hamptons

Tery and her family enjoying 5 years cancer free at the horse show in the Hamptons

Terry and her surgeon Dr. Goodman

Terry and her surgeon Dr. Goodman

PMP Pals has HOPE for YOU!

PMP Pals has HOPE for YOU!