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The Omentum

Understudied. Perhaps underappreciated?

Very few people are familiar with this organ. Many cancer survivors are living without an omentum.

 The omentum has been referred to as “the quirkiest” organ in your body.... 



Answers Needed ...
      ..... What is the role of the omentum processing salt?
Empower cancer survivors living without an omentum
The scientific process takes time; knowledge builds gradually, iteratively, and collaboratively.


  • Step #1 – Anecdotally, several ovarian cancer survivors report noticing various symptoms after consuming a salty meal.

2022: The Survey is Live!

  • Step #2 –The Omentum Project will conduct an IRB-approved, online survey, "Processing Salty Food with/without an Omentum". The survey includes a “Citizen Science” project component: participants are asked to consume a specific salty-food item and report on specific symptoms they experience after consuming the salty-food item. ​​


200 Women with an omentum &

200 Women without an omentum

Take the Part 1 - Eligibility Survey:

  • Step #3 –  If the symptoms reported in the survey demonstrate a statistically significant difference between the two cohorts, one group WITH and omentum, and one group WITHOUT an omentum, then The Omentum Project will work to prepare grant proposals to obtain funding for a graduate student to conduct the next logical step (perhaps a clinical study or perhaps a lab research study).

Video Series
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Learn about the omentum, possible ramifications of living without an omentum, and some strategies that may help alleviate the symptoms experienced by some omentum-less cancer survivors.
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Why the Omentum?
What is an Omentectomy?
Bloated and Scared
Digestive Issues
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