Primary peritoneal carcinoma

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Primary peritoneal cancer or carcinoma is also known as serous surface papillary carcinoma, primary peritoneal carcinoma, extra-ovarian serous carcinoma, primary serous papillary carcinoma, psammomacarcinoma. It was historically classified under "carcinoma of unknown primary" (CUP). Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC, or PPCa)[1] is a cancer of the cells lining the peritoneum, or abdominal cavity.

Prognosis and treatment is the same as for the most common type of ovarian cancer, which is epithelial ovarian cancer.[2][3]

The median survival of primary peritoneal carcinomas is usually shorter by 2–6 months time when compared with serous ovarian cancer.

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  1. Jaaback KS, Ludeman L, Clayton NL, Hirschowitz L (2006). "Primary peritoneal carcinoma in a UK cancer center: comparison with advanced ovarian carcinoma over a 5-year period". Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer 16 Suppl 1: 123–8. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2006.00474.x. PMID 16515579. 
  2. "New Drug Combination for Ovarian and Primary Peritoneal Cancers - National Cancer Institute".
  3. "eMedicine — Peritoneal Cancer : Article by Wissam Bleibel".