Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka, executive director of the Max Oncology Daycare Center, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of peritoneal carcinoma and states that peritoneal carcinoma is a rare form of cancer and is therefore not widely heard. Although it has ovarian remains, it is still less common than ovarian cancer and is more common in women, but sometimes occurs in men.
What is peritoneal cancer? What are the symptoms of peritoneal carcinoma?
The inner lining of the abdomen is called the peritoneum. The peritoneum secretes the fluid in which the organs are swimming. The cancer that develops in this feed is called peritoneal cancer. When embryonic development occurs during pregnancy, some ovarian cells accumulate in the peritoneum because the peritoneum also covers the uterus and ovaries. These ovarian cells develop into cancer in the peritoneum. This is why this cancer is more common in women. There are no specific symptoms of this cancer. If a woman suffers from bleeding after menopause, this indicates the first stage of the cancer. It also shows some vague symptoms like gas or weight gain in old age. If a woman experiences such symptoms, she should consult a doctor immediately.
What are the similarities between peritoneal carcinoma and ovarian cancer?
Just like peritoneal cancer, ovarian cancer shows vague symptoms. More than 70 percent of patients are diagnosed in the third stage because they have no serious symptom. So the patient should know how to recognize the cancer early. Women should be examined every year to detect the first-stage cancer. The examination should include an ultrasound of the abdomen. From age 45, regular check-ups can help with early detection. Peritoneal carcinoma is very rare and can only be detected through regular early-stage examinations.
Why do women have a higher risk for peritoneal carcinoma than men?
The reproductive organs of the female uterus and the ovaries in the EU contain peritoneum food, which represents an increased risk to women. While in men, colon cancer is the only cause of peritoneal carcinoma.
What is the treatment of peritoneal carcinoma?
To prevent the disease, regular check-ups are very important for surgery to treat the condition. Surgery is the main treatment option.
What is being investigated for peritoneal carcinoma and what is its treatment?
At the onset of symptoms, abdominal muscles, dizziness, and pain usually occur, so doctors may recommend ultrasound. The doctor will first examine your medical history to diagnose peritoneal carcinoma. Your doctor will then try to find out through a physical exam what problems you have. The treatment usually starts when the cancer is confirmed.