Pseudomyxoma SurvivorThe support network for those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei, appendix cancer and peritoneal surface malignancies
We’re a patient and caregiver run organisation offering advice on managing symptoms and all aspects of living with this rare disease; we advocate for patients and more. As well as all this, we’re people you can share experiences with and share the laughter and the tears.
Together we’re stronger and can face anything.
Stories from across the world
We're looking at different aspects of our service and where we should focus. As part of that, we are looking at a series of questions and we'd like your help. Our first question for you is Has being a member of our online support group or the PMP RareConnect group...
Rare Disease Day is the official international awareness-raising campaign for rare diseases. Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of
February each year. The main objective of the campaign is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare
diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.
Your fundraising and donations have enabled us to donate to both the Peritoneal Tumour Service at The Christie in Manchester and to the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for research trials this year. We are very excited that both trials fit with our charity remit – assisting those with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Thank you.
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.
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.
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Our directory is updated with information provided by pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancer specialists themselves and is constantly reviewed.