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Is there a cure for peritoneal diseases?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Certain peritoneal diseases are curable and others are not. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can spread to the peritoneum, can be completely eliminated by antibiotic treatment. Peritonitis may be cured, but it depends on the cause of the disease. Peritoneal disease in the form of cancer may be treated successfully, especially if caught early enough, although there is no treatment for cancer that is considered a cure. Peritoneal mesothelioma, final stage ovarian cancer, or other advanced cancers of any organ in the peritoneal region may be too far along by the time they are caught for successful treatment; oncologists need to make the determinations for each individual case.

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