The exact cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei is not known, but it typically starts as a rare type of slow-growing cancer called appendix cancer or mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
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The question we’d all like answered!
I was informed that I had pseudomyxoma perintonei (the nurse had to write it down for me) and they were referring me to The Christie specialist cancer hospital in Manchester.
It’s estimated that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. What numbers are there for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP)?
Late in 2020, I went to A&E with stomach pains. I had a CT scan which showed a mass in my pelvic cavity the size of a grapefruit.
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One of the questions we get asked a lot and features heavily in our support groups is “What do I need to bring into hospital with me?”.
Treating pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancers can be challenging.
Diagnosing appendix cancer can be difficult due to the lack of effective screening tests and the general nature of the symptoms.
February 4th marks World Cancer Day, the one day in the year when the world comes together to raise awareness of cancer and also to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
I had a ten-hour operation in 2015 for bowel and bladder cancer. Three years later, I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).
We’re starting off 2023 with a new trustee. Please join us in welcoming Tim to our board of trustees. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will add value and strength to the team.