Washing out the cancer: new treatment provides alternative to chemotherapy

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WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin — A Wisconsin hospital is using a new procedure to treat cancer patients — by washing out cancerous cells.

The procedure is called HIPEC, which stands for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion. Doctors pump chemo drugs into the infected areas and essentially flush out the system.

Jenna Sachs from WITI shares one patient’s success story using this treatment.