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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.

References

Appendiceal tumours and Pseudomyxoma peritonei: Literature review with PSOGI/EURACAN clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment

Govaerts K, Lurvink RJ, De Hingh IHJT, et al (2021). Appendiceal tumours and Pseudomyxoma peritonei: Literature review with PSOGI/EURACAN clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2021;47(1):11-35. Retrieved on April5, 2023, from doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2020.02.012

Pseudomyxoma peritonei: natural history and treatment

Mittal R, Chandramohan A, Moran B. Pseudomyxoma peritonei: natural history and treatment. Int J Hyperthermia. 2017;33(5):511-519. Retrieved on April 5, 2023, from doi:10.1080/02656736.2017.1310938

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Pathology, a Historical Overview, and Proposal for Unified Nomenclature and Updated Grading

Bradley, Robert F. MD; Carr, Norman J. FRCPath (2019). Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Pathology, a Historical Overview, and Proposal for Unified Nomenclature and Updated Grading. AJSP: Reviews & Reports 24(3):p 88-93, 5/6 2019. Retrieved on April 5, 2023, from doi:10.1097/PCR.0000000000000305

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