10 doctors weighed in:
Does anyone know much about peritoneum cancer?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: I shall volunteer
The peritoneum is a lining in the abdomen.
It can be involved with cancer in many ways. The cancer can start there, but more likely, it originates in other organs and sites and then spreads to the peritoneum. Ovary and colon are cancers which spread to the peritoneum. Age, sex, family history, smoking, asbestos exposure..? Tell us more about.....Please.

In brief: I shall volunteer
The peritoneum is a lining in the abdomen.
It can be involved with cancer in many ways. The cancer can start there, but more likely, it originates in other organs and sites and then spreads to the peritoneum. Ovary and colon are cancers which spread to the peritoneum. Age, sex, family history, smoking, asbestos exposure..? Tell us more about.....Please.
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
agree, just confirming, yes there is a separate entity called peritoneal cancer diagnosed when no other soarce of cancer could be identified.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
This is a rare disease.
Some patients can be treated with an operation. This is highly dependent on the results of the ct scan. If surgery is not an option, there are chemotherapy regimens that can help. Overall, chemo for this disease is not as successful as other cancers. Md anderson and the university of pittsburgh are the biggest centers with the most experience.

In brief: Yes
This is a rare disease.
Some patients can be treated with an operation. This is highly dependent on the results of the ct scan. If surgery is not an option, there are chemotherapy regimens that can help. Overall, chemo for this disease is not as successful as other cancers. Md anderson and the university of pittsburgh are the biggest centers with the most experience.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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