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Peritoneal based Malignancies

Peritoneal based Malignancies - Causes and Risk Factors

Factors that can increase the risk of peritoneal based malignancies: 
  • Older age – Peritoneal based malignancies are often diagnosed in people aged 50 years and above. However, increasingly younger people are also being diagnosed with the cancer. 
  • Gender – There is no gender predisposition to peritoneal based malignancies. 
  • Personal history of ovarian, colorectal, stomach, pancreatic, gallbladder, or appendiceal cancer. 
  • Family history of peritoneal, fallopian tube, or ovarian cancer. 
  • Genetic mutations such as BRCA1 AND BRCA2. 
  • Having endometriosis.
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