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

    -- 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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