The exact cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei is not known, but it typically starts as a rare type of slow-growing cancer called appendix cancer or mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
What are the benefits of HIPEC?
HIPEC stands for “Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy” and follows cytoreductive surgery (CRS).
Is pseudomyxoma peritonei curable?
The question we’d all like answered!
My overnight hospital stay eventually turned out to be 17 nights!
I was informed that I had pseudomyxoma perintonei (the nurse had to write it down for me) and they were referring me to The Christie specialist cancer hospital in Manchester.
What are the statistics for pseudomyxoma peritonei?
It’s estimated that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. What numbers are there for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP)?
Only 3 or 4 people per year are diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei
Late in 2020, I went to A&E with stomach pains. I had a CT scan which showed a mass in my pelvic cavity the size of a grapefruit.
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What to pack for your hospital stay
One of the questions we get asked a lot and features heavily in our support groups is “What do I need to bring into hospital with me?”.
What surgery is called the mother of all surgeries?
Treating pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancers can be challenging.
Why is appendix cancer so difficult to diagnose?
Diagnosing appendix cancer can be difficult due to the lack of effective screening tests and the general nature of the symptoms.
World Cancer Day 2023
February 4th marks World Cancer Day, the one day in the year when the world comes together to raise awareness of cancer and also to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei
I had a ten-hour operation in 2015 for bowel and bladder cancer. Three years later, I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).