Why is RareCan interested in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)?

RareCan is working to accelerate research into Pseudomyxoma Peritonei by making it easier for researchers to connect with people who have this rare condition. You can help us do this by becoming a RareCan member and sharing information with us about your diagnosis. We will then get in touch with you about any research opportunities that might be suitable for you.



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What is Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)?

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei is a condition that starts in the appendix (usually) and affects the peritoneum, a layer of tissue which lines the inside of the abdomen.

How rare is Pseudomyxoma Peritonei?

PMP occurs in approximately 3.2 people per million. 

Who does Pseudomyxoma Peritonei affect?

PMP is can affect people at any age but it is more common in adults. It is slightly more common in women than it is in men. 

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei in other parts of the body

PMP usually starts in the appendix but it can also start in other parts of the body, such as the bowel, the bladder or the ovaries, although this is rare. 

Useful Links:

If you have Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and are looking for support, we recommend the following website:


Pseudomyxoma Survivor is a non-profit aiming to fund research and provide emotional support to those affected by PMP, appendix cancer and other peritoneal cancers. It is run by patients and caregivers. 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support


Macmillan is a charity that offers emotional, physical and financial support to people with all cancer types. 

Opportunities for Members with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei


The RareCan BioResource

Donating your samples for medical research

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