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Articles by Pseudomyxoma Survivor

Can you survive pseudomyxoma peritonei?

HIPEC is a cancer treatment that involves surgery and heated chemotherapy. It’s used for advanced abdominal cancers like pseudomyxoma peritonei.

“I’m sorry we found a cancer.” I was diagnosed with a LAMN

In August 2023, my life changed forever in many ways when I heard the words, “I’m sorry we found cancer”. I was diagnosed with LAMN.

What is HIPEC surgery?

HIPEC is a cancer treatment that involves surgery and heated chemotherapy. It’s used for advanced abdominal cancers like pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Will exercising cause pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) to spread?

Engaging in exercise is generally beneficial for overall health and well-being, even for individuals with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Exercise can help improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles, boost immune function, enhance mood, and promote a sense of...
Is cancer of the appendix genetic?

Is cancer of the appendix genetic?

A recent study in JAMA Oncology revealed that around 10% of individuals diagnosed with appendiceal cancer have an inherited genetic variant that increases their risk for cancer predisposition. This is the first study to identify inherited risk factors for this uncommon type of cancer.

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What is the PCI score?

What is the PCI score?

Doctors use the PCI score to help guide treatment options for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and other cancers that affect the lining of the abdomen.

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