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About Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Appendix Cancer

About Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Appendix Cancer

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), pronounced SOO-doh-mix-OH-muh PAYR-ih-TOH-nee-Iis a rare condition characterized by the presence of mucin-producing tumors (and the mucin) in the abdominal cavity. There are a number of possible origins of PMP, but the most common source is appendiceal (appendix) cancer.

To learn more about PMP and appendix cancer, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.  You may also wish to review our Glossary of common terms related to PMP and appendix cancer.

Click here to view/print the PMP Research Foundation Brochure.

For more information on selecting a specialist, please see Selecting Your Specialist and Questions for Specialists.

You will also find a number of other Internet resources at Helpful Links.

You can find videos of presentations given at our past educational events at our YouTube page.

For patient and caregiver support, visit our partner organization Pseudomyxoma Survivor which provides support via a buddy system and online support group and raises awareness of PMP through patient advocacy.