Primary peritoneal cancer, also known as extra ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma or EOPPC, is a cancer of the tissue that lines the abdomen (belly). This tissue is known as the peritoneum. Primary peritoneal cancer is closely related to fallopian tube and ovarian cancers. Fallopian tube cancer develops when there are abnormal changes in the cells of one or both fallopian tubes.
Primary Peritoneal and Fallopian Tube Cancers: What You Need to Know
- Primary peritoneal cancer and fallopian tube cancer are both very rare. These two gynecologic cancers share many characteristics with ovarian cancer.
- Primary peritoneal cancer is also known as EOPPC. EOPPC develops in the cells lining the abdomen, while fallopian tube cancer begins in the cells of the fallopian tube.
- Symptoms of EOPPC and fallopian tube cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain in the pelvic area and gastrointestinal discomfort (gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc.).
Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of primary peritoneal and fallopian tube cancers?
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to treat fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers.
Our Surgical Expertise
Our expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery means our patients have faster recovery times, fewer complications and less pain.
Our Patient Care
We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. “We are by your side every step of the way — whether you are just beginning treatment or have completed treatment and are undergoing survivorship care.” – Amanda Fader, M.D.
As part of your care, we offer a range of counseling and support services for you and your family.