Jan 24, 2012 - 9:41 pm
I was diagnosed in October when cancer was found in fluid from a pleural effusion. I've had debulking surgery that removed the ovaries and fallopian tubes, a third of the colon, my spleen and all the omentum (uterus was already gone). At first they called it ovarian cancer, but after surgery the pathology report came back with Primary Peritoneal Cancer. Docs keep telling me that it's treated the same as ovarian cancer. Does anyone else know if that's true? The discussions here seem as though they center around peritoneal cancer that originated somewhere else rather than PPC. Can someone help clarify for me?