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.
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.
Is cancer of the appendix curable?
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.
Is pseudomyxoma peritonei curable?
The question we’d all like answered!
My overnight hospital stay eventually turned out to be 17 nights!
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.
What are the statistics for pseudomyxoma peritonei?
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)?
Why is appendix cancer so difficult to diagnose?
Diagnosing appendix cancer can be difficult due to the lack of effective screening tests and the general nature of the symptoms.
I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei
I had a ten-hour operation in 2015 for bowel and bladder cancer. Three years later, I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).
Just how rare is PMP?
PMP is identified by Eurordis as a rare or “orphan” disease (one which affects less than 1 in 2000 people).
What is the main cause of appendix cancer?
The exact cause of appendix cancer is not yet known, and no avoidable risk factors have been identified so far.
I was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei, but it wasn’t
So little is known about this cancer and I’m sharing my story in the hope that I can find someone else with the same diagnosis.
What things do you wish you were told when you were diagnosed?
I just re-found an article and while it isn’t specifically about pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) or appendix cancer, it is very relevant to everyone diagnosed with any cancer and I remember reading it and that it helped me with where my diagnosis (and two recurrences) put me and those around me.