Hello everyone, my name is Jessie Rayos, 28. August 5, 2019, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). The disease is a progressive accumulation of mucus-secreting tumor cells within the peritoneal cavity. It is a rare disorder with approximately 2 cases per million individuals.
I first had my symptom on the night of July 21st, I woke up with a sharp pain in my upper abdomen which lasted for almost an hour. So I consulted my doctor and several tests were done, until it was confirmed through a CTscan and laporoscopy that I have PMP.
I was told by my doctors that this type of cancer may be treated through a procedure called cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), where all visible tumors are surgically removed, leaving only microscopic cancer cells. Then, a heated chemotherapy solution is delivered directly into abdominal cavity through small tubes for 90 minutes. This is a very complicated procedure that only a few hospitals and surgeons here in the Philippines are able to perform.
The first time I heard the news I was really devastated. But to be able to defeat the cancer I need to undergo this procedure. So I am asking the support of all my friends and and family so I can find a good surgeon and raise fund for the operation. Any form of help will definitely be appreciated. 🤗😊