Welcome to Shelly's Foundation
CURING APPENDIX CANCER CONNECTION
MY NAME IS SHELLY SMITH...
I am a stage IV Appendix Cancer Survivor, recipient of the HIPEC treatment and the founder of SFCACC. When diagnosed with cancer, it has a life changing effect on not only yourself, but your whole family as well. Processing and dealing with this challenge can be overwhelming. To have had someone with similar diagnosis to talk to would have been a tremendous help. My husband would have benefited to have had this support too. One component of our mission is to provide a means in which to give this very important support to all those in need.
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), is a type of hyperthermia therapy used in combination with surgery in the treatment of advanced abdominal cancers. In this procedure, warmed anti-cancer drugs are infused and circulated in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) for a short period of time.
The chemotherapeutic agents generally infused during IPHC are mitomycin-C and cisplatin.
The mission of Shelly’s Foundation Curing Appendix Cancer Connection (SFCACC) is to raise awareness, educate and support patients and their families and to provide research. Our main purpose is to help those diagnosed with specific cancers such as Appendix, Colon, Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Liver through the unique treatment process of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).