Your abdomen is lined with a thin layer of tissue called the peritoneum. Primary peritoneal cancer is a cancer that starts in the peritoneum.
Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that shares similarities with ovarian cancer. Peritoneal cancer can occur anywhere within the abdomen and can also occur even when the ovaries have been removed.
What are risks of Peritoneal Cancer?
Women have a higher chance of being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer than men. Women at risk for ovarian cancer are also at a higher risk for primary peritoneal cancer.
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