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Can peritoneal diseases be prevented?

Because each peritoneal disease is different, there are a variety of ways to prevent different peritoneal diseases. For example, one way to prevent peritoneal mesothelioma - a rare cancer of the abdomen - is to reduce your risk of asbestos exposure. Using birth control pills for a span of five years or longer can help reduce a woman's chance of getting ovarian cancer, another peritoneal disease. Giving birth to at least one child and breastfeeding are also ways to reduce the risks of this disease.

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