A Story of Good Fortune
July 11, 2022
Author: Misty Price Misty Price Pseudomyxoma peritonei,Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)
In 2006, at the age of 56 I was diagnosed with PMP during a total hysterectomy for suspected ovarian cancer. Since I live in Northern CA, a sparsely populated area, the local oncologist referred me to a major Medical Center for treatment of this rare disease. There I was told there was nothing that could be done. I couldn’t find any information about my disease, because it is so rare. After 2 years I was put in touch with PMP Pals and told “You could benefit from a second opinion.” After seeing a PMP specialist at UCSD, I had CRS/HIPEC, the only treatment that sometimes can effect a cure for this disease. By then it had been 3 years since my diagnosis. Afterwards I had 5 years without symptoms; then I had a recurrence and had the treatment again. That was 8 years ago. Currently my disease is stable, and I am able to live a totally normal life. I’m grateful I found PMP Pals, because if I hadn’t, the first major Medical Center would have simply monitored me while I died.
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