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Does anyone know much about peritoneum cancer?

Does anyone know much about peritoneum cancer?

Poor prognosis: Primary peritoneal cancer is rare. Primary tumor may be mesothelioma or an ovarian cancer like lesion. Almost any metastatic tumor can spread to the peritoneum, common ones being ovary, pancreas, colon, stomach. Either primary or metastatic, peritoneal cancer is incurable. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What does this mean I have ovarian cancer after surgery and chemo it returned in a month . Now diagnosis is cancer metastic to peritoneum and to liver?

What does this mean I have ovarian cancer after surgery and chemo it returned in a month . Now diagnosis is cancer metastic to peritoneum and to liver?

TIME 4 NEW TREATMENT: I assume recurrence occurred 1 month after completing chemo, this is considered platinum resistant disease. Options - bevacizumab, liposomal doxorubicin or clinical trial looking at a new experimental drug for platinum resistance. Talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer metastasized to the peritoneum, would it cause noticeable symptoms?

If ovarian cancer metastasized to the peritoneum, would it cause noticeable symptoms?

Ovarian cancer: Yes it can, but in early cases symptoms such as bloating or pain may be also absent. Body imaging such as ultrasound or CT scans may help detect it. Elevated tumor markers (Ca 125 usually) can heighten one's suspicions. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Probably not great.: This seems like advanced disease that is relatively widespread. This would likely be treated with chemotherapy, like Paclitaxel and cisplatin.In cycles. This has been shown to have a 5 year survival of up to 20%. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. and patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective. ...Read more

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How can postpone life for syringocarcinoma patient after surgeries failed? The cancer cells are spread to goldbeater’s skin and peritoneum areas.

How can postpone life for syringocarcinoma patient after surgeries failed? The cancer cells are spread to goldbeater’s skin and peritoneum areas.

?: Syringocarcinoma is an obsolete term, so I'm uncertain as to exactly which cancer you are referring to. If you can obtain a more precise term it would be helpful. ...Read more

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Does mets to lymphnode next to hepatic artery mean the cancer has spread via blood? Is mets to perilymphonodal adipose tissue = mets to peritoneum?

Does mets to lymphnode next to hepatic artery mean the cancer has spread via blood? Is mets to perilymphonodal adipose tissue = mets to peritoneum?

Well...: Metastasis through blood stream usually denotes distant organs.. Lymph node involvement is spread through lymphatics... Often both go together. Perilymphnodal adipose tissue has nothing to do with perineum. Peilymphnodal means "around the lymph node" Keep the faith. lots of cancers are curable these days... ...Read more

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Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Ovarian cancer: She should have seen a gyn oncologist before initiation of chemotherapy. The european study that medical oncologist and some non-surgically aggressive gyn oncologist quote to perform chemo before surgery (neoadjuvant) called icon7 is a weak, poor study with many faults. Her 5 yr survival with neoadjuvant chemo is unfortunately < 10%. ...Read more

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A woman was diagnosed as breast cancer that metastasized to the peritoneum she's takin chemotherapy will it be effective she's over 70 no mastectomy.

A woman was diagnosed as breast cancer that metastasized to the peritoneum she's takin chemotherapy will it be effective  she's over 70 no mastectomy.

It depends,,: This depends on the type of breast cancer, how extensive it is, and how effective the chemotherapy agent is for that cancer. For example, tamoxifen is a chemotherapy drug that's used on breast cancers that are positive for estrogen receptors and is very effective for them. This tumor has penetrated the chest wall, so it's high stage (iiib or more), but if no metastasis, has a decent (44%) chance. ...Read more

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Peritoneum (Definition)

This is the tough, shiny "serosal" membrane that covers the inside of the abdominal wall, most of the intestines, stomach, liver, bottom of the diaphragm, and top ...Read more