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MOAS is an abbreviation for the term the “Mother of All Surgeries” and refers to cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC (CRS/HIPEC).  The phrase was coined by the wife of a patient on her blog about their experiences with pseudomyxoma peritonei. The expression stuck and has become standard language in the PMP community.

I’ve just had mine in February 2023 at The Christie in Manchester.  It’s a big operation and recovery is slow and hard. I’m glad I went ahead as I know I will have more time with my family and be able to live my life to the full once I’m full healed.


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