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How common are peritoneal diseases?

Some peritoneal diseases are more common than others. For example, peritoneal mesothelioma is a very rare cancer. It is currently found in between 2,000 to 3,000 people in the United States each year. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), on the other hand, is much more common. In fact, PID is thought to be the leading preventable cause of female infertility in the United States.

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