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.
What is the most important prognostic factor for pseudomyxoma peritonei?
The key prognostic factor for pseudomyxoma peritonei is how completely the cytoreduction surgery removes all visible tumours.What is the most important prognostic factor for pseudomyxoma peritonei?
Am I a candidate for HIPEC?
The eligibility for HIPEC depends on various factors such as the type and stage of cancer, extent of cancer spread, and overall health status.
My doctor has diagnosed appendix cancer, why do I need a second opinion?
If you have been diagnosed with appendix cancer, it is vital to seek a second opinion from an experienced physician who has seen and treated numerous cases of the disease.