Hi my name is Rosemarie Toub and I am a appendicial cancer survivor!
This September, I will participate in the 14th Annual “Heat It To Beat It” event and you can be a part of it by making a donation on my fundraising page! This event was launched fourteen years ago to raise awareness and funds for research for a unique surgery and treatment of abdominal cancers.
The spread of cancer throughout the abdomen is known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). A treatment called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly effective, concentrated, heated chemotherapy that is delivered directly to the abdomen immediately after the surgical removal of advanced abdominal cancers.HIPEC helps eliminate any remaining cancer cells following the surgical removal of the disease.
“Heat It To Beat It” refers to this heated chemotherapy that we use, which is essential in beating this type of cancer! This event is our vehicle to raise awareness and the necessary funds to continue advancing medicine through research and promoting this life saving treatment.
The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy is one of the top medical institutions in the United States that offers HIPEC treatment and is dedicating extensive research to increase HIPEC awareness and understanding within the medical community.
I am participating in Heat It To Beat It because I was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in August 2022. I was initially told that my cancer could not be cured but then I was referred to Dr. Sardi. Long story short I underwent cytoreductive/HIPEC surgery. I just had my 6 month CAT scan and it was 100% clear!!!!
I hope you will consider supporting this important cause by joining my team, registering to participate, or by directly making a donation!
Your support is appreciated!
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