Yes, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare cancer that usually starts in the appendix and can spread to the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal cavity.
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There are several factors that can impact the prognosis for Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), including the histological grade of the tumour
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is usually found during an unrelated procedure such as during an operation for something else.
If a blood relative has been diagnosed with PMP, you may be wondering if you should have your appendix removed as a preventative measure.
Doctors use a score called PRGS to see how much a treatment called cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC helps people with PMP and appendix cancer.
“Because of my uncertain prognosis, I am keen to make lots of memories with my children, but now have limited income due to my inability to work as many hours as I used to.”
Most studies show that PMP affects men and women almost equally. The average age at diagnosis 54.
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.
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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.