Yes, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is considered a type of cancer. It is a rare cancer that usually starts in the appendix and can spread to the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal cavity. The cancer cells in PMP produce a jelly-like substance called mucin, which can fill the abdominal cavity and cause a range of symptoms. While PMP is considered a type of cancer, it is often treated differently from other types of cancer due to its unique characteristics and behaviour.
It’s worth noting that PMP is usually classified as a low-grade malignancy, meaning that it is considered a form of cancer but is often slow-growing and not as aggressive as other types of cancer.
Appendiceal tumours and Pseudomyxoma peritonei: Literature review with PSOGI/EURACAN clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment
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Pseudomyxoma peritonei: natural history and treatment
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Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Pathology, a Historical Overview, and Proposal for Unified Nomenclature and Updated Grading
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Supporting the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute in Basingstoke
We got the day off to a great start at the Patients Wellbeing Day in Basingstoke by making a donation to the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute. This donation was made specifically with the help of the Leighton family and friends. Thank you!