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HIPEC Patient Testimonials

We take pride in our patients and their courage. The testimonials below are from patients who underwent HIPEC at Moores Cancer Center, including several women who went on to become pregnant and have healthy babies.

You can also watch a video of our patient panel from a 2015 symposium called "PMP/Appendix Cancer: Advances in Treatment and Research."

Lori McIntosh

Lori McIntosh"As both Debbie and Dr. Lowy put it, 'Cancers of the appendix are rare, but not here at UC San Diego.' I walked away from my consultation knowing that I was in good hands and that I was in the right place at the right time."

Read Lori's story.

Carolyn Nealen

Carolyn Nealen"The HIPEC certainly had done its job, as I have had great test results since then. I’m very happy that it was included in the procedure and have had no ill effects from it at all."

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Jacqueline Luders

Jacqueline Luders"Thanks to the time, dedication and skill of Dr. Lowy and his team, I am healthy and gave birth to my little miracle Everley René on September 25, 2013. Had I believed the first surgeon I consulted with, we would not be blessed with this beautiful bundle of joy."

Read Jacqueline's story.

Maribelle Saucedo

Maribelle Saucedo"I have never asked, 'Why did I get cancer? Why did this happen to me?' I always think about how blessed I am. I have an amazing family and an amazing doctor. Every time I look at my 12-inch incision, I think of how strong I am."

Read Maribelle's story