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Peritoneal based Malignancies

Peritoneal based Malignancies - What it is

The peritoneum is a thin membrane that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities. It covers most of the abdominal organs including liver, spleen, small and large intestines, stomach and pelvic organs. The peritoneum provides support and serves as a conduit for blood, lymph vessels and nerves. 

Peritoneal based malignancies refer to cancers that either originate from the peritoneum or have spread to involve the peritoneal lining. 

Tumours that arise from the peritoneum: 
  • Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma 
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer 

Tumours that may spread to the peritoneal lining: 
  • Ovarian Cancer 
  • Colorectal Cancer 
  • Stomach Cancer 
  • Pancreatic Cancer 
  • Gallbladder Cancer 
  • Appendiceal Cancer

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