Understanding peritoneal mesothelioma

Cancer is not a single disease with a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. This section provides an overview of what cancer is.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • What is peritoneal mesothelioma?

    Peritoneal mesothelioma is a tumour that starts in the peritoneum, a lining that covers the organs inside the tummy.

  • Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma

    Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include tummy pain or swelling, loss of appetite or changes in your bowel habits.