Cancer Care

Our approach to peritoneal cancer

Peritoneal cancer, or peritoneal carcinomatosis, develops in the lining of the abdominal wall. Because it’s closely related to ovarian cancer and fallopian tube cancer, it’s more common in women. However, it’s possible for men to have peritoneal cancer, too.

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we treat rare cancers, including peritoneal cancer, in Goshen, IN. Our comprehensive approach means you get the best care possible, from initial diagnosis to recovery and beyond. We have a team of oncologists, dietitians, counselors and naturopathic doctors who work together to customize a treatment plan that addresses not only your cancer, but your overall well-being.

Experienced in treating peritoneal cancer in men and women, our center addresses cancer differently than any other facility in the region. Request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists.

Understanding peritoneal cancer symptoms

Like ovarian cancer, peritoneal cancer can be hard to detect. Its symptoms tend to be vague and usually don’t develop until the cancer is advanced. When you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain with bloating, pressure, swelling or cramping
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Gas or indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Trouble eating, loss of appetite or feeling full quickly
  • Unexplained weight changes
  • Urinary symptoms, such as having to go urgently or frequently

Peritoneal carcinomatosis treatment at our cancer center

Each patient at Goshen Center for Cancer Care has a treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her unique needs. Your treatment options depend on your general health and the stage, grade and size of cancer. Surgery is the main treatment for most peritoneal cancers. We also commonly recommend hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) as an option. Radiation therapy may be possible for recurrent peritoneal cancer.

In addition, integrative therapies are an important part of your treatment. By strengthening your body’s natural defenses and caring for your emotional needs, we fight cancer from every angle.

From our resources and patient navigation program to our survivor network, our center can help you maintain the highest possible quality of life before, during and after peritoneal cancer treatment. Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) today.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats men and women with bone and tissue cancer, including peritoneal cancer, in Goshen, IN.