Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer that affects the peritoneum, or the lining of the abdominal cavity.
Peritoneal cancer often does not create distinct symptoms. When it does, those symptoms are very similar to those of ovarian cancer . It often is not detected until late in its development.
Treatment for peritoneal cancer is similar to that of ovarian cancer and can include surgery and chemotherapy. A “debulking” surgery involves the removal of all or nearly all visible tumor, often followed by chemotherapy. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologists offer a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treatment of this cancer.