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Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Not good: Without treatment the cancer will continue to spread. There is no way to predict course or anticipate miracles. The survival rate at 3 years WITH treatment is about 60%. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

YES: It is known as ~ primary peritoneal carcinoma. Now there are other cancers that can start in the peritoneum like mesothelioma and others that can spread to the peritoneum like gastric, colon and ovarian to name a few. When this happens its described as peritoneal carcinomatosis. ...Read more

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What are the survival prospects for a person just diagnosed with peritoneal cancer?

What are the survival prospects for a person just diagnosed with peritoneal cancer?

Rare : Primary peritonial cancers are rare usually females, most of the time diagnosed in late stage., and unfortunately prognosis is not good. To predict survival rate have to know the stage, of disease. ...Read more

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Mother had stage 3 peritoneal cancer. b4 surgery only complaint was fluid but after she was noticably sick did surgery cause significant health declin?

NO : Peritoneal cancer that was advanced did not just up and get worse because of surgery. Would have you understand this is quite advanced. The fluid you describe is called ascites and is one of the signs of advanced cancer. Once this is present hard to control the cancer. My condolences to your family. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis when I have stage 3c primary peritoneal cancer , have went through the 6 rounds of chemo and my CT scan shows residual disease?

What is the prognosis when I have stage 3c primary peritoneal cancer , have went through the 6 rounds of chemo and my CT scan shows residual disease?

Prognosis: You should have had a primary debulking surgery before chemotherapy by a gyn oncologist. At this point, with what is known as platinum resistant disease you should be offered a research protocol for care. This is a very unfortunate situation. ...Read more

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Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer: Too many questions to answer in one entry. The stomach is in the abdominal cavity. There peritoneal cavity and the abdominal cavity are not the same. Treatment depends on type of cancer, stage of cancer, overall health etc. ...Read more

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If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?

If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?

No, probably not: You do however, at least, 2 significant risk factors to have blood clot- i.e.- cancer and surgery. Patient with cancer who undergoes major surgery like yours- have a really high risk for development of blood clot- that can go up as high as 40%. Other risk factors also include age, ascites, surgery for > 2 hours, low Albumin level, smoker, cancer burden/presence of metastatic disease etc. ...Read more

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My mom has peritoneal cancer. I'm 35 and was wondering if this cancer is genetic and is there any screening tests I should have.

My mom has peritoneal cancer. I'm 35 and was wondering if this cancer is genetic and is there any screening tests I should have.

Possibly: I suspect that you are talking about primary peritoneal carcinoma which is an uncommon variation of ovarian cancer. This can be seen in patients who have the brca gene mutation and have their ovaries removed. It behaves like ovarian cancer. The best source of advice for a genetic role would be your mother's oncologist. She might be the one to test rather than you. ...Read more

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How likely is peritoneal cancer in 32 year old with URQ pain- normal CBC, nml CMP nml upper endososopy and nml abdominal u/s??? What are symptoms?

How likely is peritoneal cancer in 32 year old with URQ pain- normal CBC, nml CMP nml upper endososopy and nml abdominal u/s??? What are symptoms?

Rare: Peritoneal cancer rare. Usually secondary to two forms of malignancy. In appendiceal cancer seeding of peritoneal cavity can occur. Also seen with metastatic ovarian cancer where after omental seeding , spread to peritoneal surface follows. Primary peritoneal Ca similar in origin to the ovarian tumor which arises from epithelial surface of ovary. URQ pain usually GB. PET/CAT needed. ...Read more