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Pseudomyxoma peritonei (Jelly Belly) Cancer is it hereditary?
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whiteformula98 posted:
My father passed away due to complications from this cancer and was wondering if it is hereditary.
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, WF --

i am so sorry about your father's death.

since i was completely unfamiliar with pseudomyxoma peritonei (see PS), i did a quickie internet search and found this website from the office of rare diseases research at the national institutes of health (NIH) -- http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/7488/Pseudomyxoma_peritonei.aspx/Showall#Resources . be sure also to check the various other tabs at the top of the page.

while i don't know the answer to your Q, you may get some responses by reposting on the "digestive disorders" exchange, http://exchanges.webmd.com/digestive-disorders-exchange .

-- susie margaret

PS -- for other readers, pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare and slow-growing malignant tumor that produces mucus in the abdomen and pelvis. the increasing accumulation of mucus eventually compresses various nearby organs, resulting in abdominal swelling and impaired gastrointestinal function.


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