Adenocarcinoma Ex-Goblet Cell of the appendix is a type of cancer that originates from the cells that line the inside of the appendix.
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is usually found during an unrelated procedure such as during an operation for something else.
If you have been diagnosed with appendix cancer, it is vital to seek a second opinion from an experienced physician who has seen and treated numerous cases of the disease.
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.
The treatment and curability of cancer of the appendix depends on various factors such as the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, and the overall health of the patient.
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)?
Diagnosing appendix cancer can be difficult due to the lack of effective screening tests and the general nature of the symptoms.
I had a ten-hour operation in 2015 for bowel and bladder cancer. Three years later, I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).
PMP is identified by Eurordis as a rare or “orphan” disease (one which affects less than 1 in 2000 people).
The exact cause of appendix cancer is not yet known, and no avoidable risk factors have been identified so far.