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Question: What is a rare form of cancer known as Pseudomyxoma Peritonei? Julianna

Answer: Dear Julianna,

This type of cancer is characterized by the malignant growth of mucus secreting cells in the abdomen and pelvis. It starts when a polyp in the appendix bursts and spreads a mucus that produces malignant cells throughtout the abdominal cavity.

The most common site for this cancer is the appendix but can be present in other areas such as the pancreas and ovaries.

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