You've said it yourself; your cancer appears to be an extremely slow growing one.
Just because it will come back, does not make ME feel it would be a pointless exercise.
Let's say, hypothetically, HIPEC gets rid of the cancer for one entire year, and at that stage you are just back to the same situation you are in now. Wouldn't that be better than simply letting it grow that entire year and being in a far more advanced situation?
Just because it may not CURE you, does not mean it's pointless.
11-13 Dx CC
SPS T4b(touched stomach organ),N1(3/23),M0(Stage 3B)
11-13: resect + partial gastrect
2-14: 1 Tx Cape + Oxy; renal failure, colitis
4-14: 7 Tx Capecitabine
1-15: clear CT
7-15: clear scope
1-16: clear CT
3-17: clear CT
10-17: clear scope (5 year gap now!)
CEA@dx: 8.4 / 6-15: 4.0 / 10-15: 4.2 / 2-16: 4.9 / 7-16: 4.9 / 11-16: 5.0 / 6-17: 4.5
NED since resection