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Pseudomyxoma Peritonei


Synonyms of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Colloid Carcinoma
  • Disseminated Peritoneal Adenomucinosis (DPAM)
  • Malignant Appendiceal Tumor
  • Malignant Large Bowel Cystadenocarcinoma
  • Malignant Large Bowel Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Malignant Large Bowel Tumor
  • Mucinous Cyst Adenocarcinoma
  • Mucinous Cystadenoma
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Peritoneal Mucinous Carcinomatosis (PMCA)
  • Pseudomyxoma Ovarii

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Pseudomyxoma Peritonei is a rare malignant growth characterized by the progressive accumulation of mucus-secreting (mucinous) tumor cells within the abdomen and pelvis. The disorder develops after a small growth (polyp) located within the appendix bursts through the wall of the appendix, and spreads mucus-producing tumor cells throughout the surrounding surfaces (e.g., the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity [peritoneum]). As mucinous tumor cells accumulate, the abdominal area becomes swollen and digestive (gastrointestinal) function becomes impaired. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei develops at a variable rate, but may grow at a slower rate (indolent) than other malignancies within the abdomen.
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    Organizations related to Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Friends of Cancer Research
      2231 Crystal Drive
      Arlington VA 22202
      Phone #: 703-302-1503
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@focr.org
      Home page: http://www.focr.org
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation
      PO Box 161550
      Austin TX 78716-1150
      Phone #: 512-236-8820
      800 #: 866-235-7205
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
    • National Cancer Institute
      6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
      Bethesda MD 20892-8322
      Phone #: 301-435-3848
      800 #: 800-422-6237
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
    • PMP Pals Network
      P.O. Box 6484
      Salinas CA 93912
      Phone #: 831-424-4545
      800 #: --
      e-mail: pmppals@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://www.pmppals.org
    • PMP Research Foundation, Inc.
      6415 Granger Rd.
      Independence OH 44131
      Phone #: 216-986-7010
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@pmpcure.org
      Home page: http://www.pmpcure.org
    • Wellness Community
      919 18th Street N.W.
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-659-9709
      800 #: 888-793-9355
      e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
      Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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