The support network for those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei, appendix cancers and rare peritoneal malignancies
A one to one, personal and confidential friend to supplement the support already given by your family, friends and doctors. Our Pseudomyxoma Buddies offer a sympathetic ear and insight from their own experience.
Stories from across the world
Aditi Bhatt is an Indian surgical oncologist who specializes in the
management of primary peritoneal malignancies and secondary peritoneal metastases of gastrointestinal and gynecological origin.
Audrey Hepburn believed that ‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others’ and this is the ethos of Pseudomyxoma Survivor.
Being diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (or PMP) came as a huge shock. It was discovered accidentally as my usual yearly bloods showed abnormalities. My GP suggested an ultrasound because my kidney numbers were slightly down.
From patients and from caregivers
Being relatively new to the group, I just wanted to say how cool I think it is that we are from all over the world and yet we share and are brought together by something so life changing. It is something that bonds us together in a way that shared nationality or age or gender alone never could. I just wanted to let all of you know how much I value knowing you are out there and supporting each other.
Life and its uncertainties are hard enough as a cancer patient but when your income is so low that you don’t have the money to travel to see a cancer specialist, the door of hope and a future for your life is closed to you. That’s what I was facing, but Pseudomyxoma Survivor gave me a financial grant which opened that door for me so I could travel to see my cancer specialist to get the treatment I desperately needed to save my life. They are lifesavers.
When I was first diagnosed with an appendiceal tumour, I was terrified. All the information I found initially on the Internet talked about awful outcomes, local doctors knew less than I did, and suddenly I was being treated miles from home. I was very pessimistic about the future. When I found this website, suddenly things started looking more hopeful.
I found this website extremely useful with answering questions when I was first diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei. I am almost a year post diagnosis and I could not of managed without the support, the answers, the love and hugs sent when you’re down. It’s an amazing site and the support group is full of lovely people.