Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm

Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm

Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdomen and internal organs. It is typically seen in adults over the age of 60, and is usually caused by a tumor that has metastasized, or spread, from another tumor in the body.

The symptoms of Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm are usually nonspecific and may mimic those of other conditions, making it difficult to diagnose. Possible symptoms may include abdominal pain, distention, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Other symptoms may include fatigue, itching, and weight loss.

Diagnosis of Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm typically begins with a physical exam, followed by imaging tests such as CT, MRI, and PET scans to look for tumors or nodules in the abdomen. If suspicious areas are found, further testing such as biopsies and laparoscopy may be necessary.

Treatment for Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm typically involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery. Depending on the stage and type of cancer, the doctor may also recommend immunotherapy or clinical trials.

The prognosis for Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm depends on the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed and individual patient factors. In general, the earlier the cancer is detected, the better the prognosis.

Risk Factors for Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm

  • Smoking
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Being aged 60 or over
  • Family history of cancer
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to certain chemicals