Below is a list of helpful links for patients with peritoneal surface malignancies:
Tufts Medical Center
The Tufts Medical Center website provides information on the HIPEC procedure and introduces Dr. Goodman, the Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program, as well as Joseph Laureanno, a HIPEC patient.
Appendix Cancer Connection, Inc.
The Appendix Cancer Connection website was created by a 10-year appendiceal cancer survivor who found there was little available information on appendiceal cancer at the time she was diagnosed. Her goal is to provide both hope and information to patients who are beginning their journey with appendiceal cancer.
Caring Bridge is a patient blog site that enables patients or a caregiver to update friends and family members on their progress. All blog followers have to be invited or accepted by the site manager and will receive email notifications when an update has been made.
HIPEC Treatment is a website that provides patients with information on the HIPEC procedure. It also introduces surgeons who treat peritoneal surface malignancies and provides links to their affiliated hospital websites.
Imerman Angels is a website that provides personalized connections and enables one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.
The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center provides affordable bed and breakfast style accommodations for cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. For patients interested in staying at the Neely House, please call the Social Work Department at (617) 636-5136 and request to speak with an Oncology Social Worker.
The Oley foundation is a support system for those on home IV and tube feeding. Their mission is to enrich these patients’ lives through education, outreach, and networking.
PMP Awareness Organization
The PMP Awareness Organization is a group of cancer survivors and caregivers with a goal of helping patients become informed about their medical conditions. The website was created for sharing experiences, supporting research and fundraising, and providing support to patients and their caregivers.
PMP Pals’ Network
The PMP Pals' Network helps patients who have overcome the challenges of cancer treatment communicate with one another. They also provide personalized service to help patients prepare for and recuperate from medical treatment.
ACPMP Research Foundation
The ACPMP Research Foundation supports and funds promising research for appendix cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and related peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM). They also strive to support patients
by providing them information about managing their disease.