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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Appendix Cancers. PMP is a rare cancer that affects the abdominal cavity, while appendix cancer is a malignancy that arises from the cells of the appendix. Both types of cancer can be difficult to diagnose and treat due to their rarity and complex nature. On this page, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to PMP and appendix cancers to help provide you with information and resources on these conditions. Our aim is to provide answers to some of the most common questions and concerns related to PMP and appendix cancers, and to offer support and guidance for those affected by these rare diseases.

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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.

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...

Why is HIPEC controversial?

Some doctors still view HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) as a controversial procedure for multiple reasons.

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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Should I have CRS/HIPEC?

Should I have CRS/HIPEC?

The decision to undergo cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a personal one and should be made in consultation with your medical team.

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