After my ruptured appendix was removed, the surgeon said the operation “took a little longer, it was messy in there.” For the follow-up, he called me in earlier to give me the bad news.
The Sugarbaker technique
The Sugarbaker technique was developed by Dr Paul H Sugarbaker at the Washington Cancer Institute. and involves CRS and HIPEC.
Information about pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP)
Also known as PMP, pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare cancer that generally starts in the appendix. The cause of PMP isn’t currently known. The main treatments for PMP are cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC and/or chemotherapy.
I had flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with PMP
Initially, I had flu-like symptoms with pain in all the joints in my body followed by bad abdominal pain that did not go away.
Glossary of Terms
Our glossary of terms for pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancers is a collection of definitions and explanations for words and phrases that are commonly used in the context of these conditions.
Too young for cancer
It’s tough being only 20 years old and an appendix cancer patient at that. Mainly because no one expects or even wants to believe you could even end up developing cancer, and the worst culprits are medical professionals. True, the odds are so low it’s a waste of time to even bother, but that ‘waste of time’ could have cost me my life!