• Origin of peritoneal cancer

    PC from Gastric Cancer

    Cancer of the stomach (“gastric cancer”) has a high tendency to metastasize to the peritoneal cavity. It is estimated that at least 30% of patients with gastric cancer develop peritoneal cancer at some stage during their disease.

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    Malignant Mesothelioma

    In healthy individuals, the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen is covered by a thin layer of mesothelial cells. Unfortunately, cancer may develop in these mesothelial cells. This type of cancer is called “Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma” and is often referred to as malignant mesothelioma.

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  • Origin of peritoneal cancer

    PC from Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the most frequent cause of death among women with gynecological malignancies. One of the reasons for this high mortality is the notorious tendency of ovarian cancer to metastasize to the peritoneal cavity prior to discovery. This development occurs often and as a result, ovarian cancer is the most common cause of peritoneal cancer in women.

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  • Origin of peritoneal cancer

    Peritoneal cancer of unknown origin

    Some patients present symptoms of a peritoneal cancer that has an unknown origin. The tumor characteristics show the peritoneal cancer must have metastasized from another type of cancer in the body (e.g., colorectal cancer), but the primary tumor cannot be found despite thorough examinations.

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  • Origin of peritoneal cancer

    Peritoneal cancer from pancreatic origin

    The incidence of pancreatic cancer is increasing in western countries, and pancreatic cancer is becoming one of the leading causes of cancer-related death. At least one in every eight patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer already has peritoneal cancer at the time of diagnosis.

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