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Is peritoneal cancer similar to ovarian cancer?

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Peritoneal cancer acts and looks like ovarian cancer. This is mainly because the surface of the ovaries is made of epithelial cells, as is the peritoneum. Therefore, peritoneal cancer and a type of ovarian cancer cause similar symptoms. Doctors also treat them in much the same way.

From: Peritoneal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UCSF Medical Center: "Peritoneal Cancer: Signs and Symptoms," "Peritoneal Cancer: Diagnosis," and "Peritoneal Cancer: Treatment."

Primary Peritoneal Cancer Foundation: "About Primary Peritoneal Cancer."

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Primary Peritoneal Cancer: A Woman's Guide."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

SOURCES:

UCSF Medical Center: "Peritoneal Cancer: Signs and Symptoms," "Peritoneal Cancer: Diagnosis," and "Peritoneal Cancer: Treatment."

Primary Peritoneal Cancer Foundation: "About Primary Peritoneal Cancer."

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Primary Peritoneal Cancer: A Woman's Guide."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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