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Reported June 11, 2014

Heating Up Ovarian Cancer

BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – About 22-thousand women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and more than 14-thousand die. It’s a sneaky and serious cancer that’s often caught too late. But, now doctors are heating up ovarian cancer and saving lives.

This year, Helen Szablya and Charles Dann are celebrating 20 years of marriage. It’s a milestone they weren’t sure they’d both live to see.

Five years ago, tests showed Szablya had stage four cancer.  A tumor so big that doctors said they couldn’t even see her ovaries.

“The doctor called me in the next day, he said, I need you to understand you have got a very serious kind of cancer,” Szablya told Ivanhoe.

“80-percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed very late,” Armando Sardi, MD, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, told Ivanhoe.

Dr. Sardi offered Szablya a new and aggressive treatment called HIPEC. First, he removed all traces of her tumor along with her spleen, gall bladder, ovaries, uterus, appendix, fallopian tubes and part of her liver. Then, he put catheters in Helen’s abdomen and delivered heated chemotherapy.

“Heat kills cancer cells but also enhances the effects of chemotherapy,” Dr. Sardi explained.

The chemo circulates for 90 minutes and reaches about 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers are studying HIPEC as a first line therapy for women with ovarian cancer in a phase-two trial.

“We are trying to see if we can be more proactive in preventing more women from recurring,” Teresa Diaz-Montes, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist at Mercy Medical Center told Ivanhoe.

Szablya has been cancer-free for five years!

“It saves your life!” Szablya said.

“It’s really quite amazing to understand what Helen has gone through and what amazing odds she’s overcome,” Dann said.

Now, this couple is looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries together.

HIPEC has been used in patients with stomach and colon cancers and in those who have had their ovarian cancer recur in the abdomen. This new, phase-two study is testing the approach as a first treatment for ovarian cancer. Patients still receive standard chemotherapy following HIPEC. Researchers are now enrolling patients. There are no geographic limitations to the study.  Patients can enroll by contacting Mercy Medical Center at 410-332-9294. MORE.

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