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We are family
We’ve found our supportive community has become like one, big extended family. When you have been diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) or appendix cancer, it’s tough. No-one quite understands what you are going through quite as much as someone else who has been there or is going through it themselves. We have different ways of reaching out, of sharing what we have been through. Hopefully, you will find a way that’s right for you whether that is a support group, sharing stories or maybe having someone to one support.
Our group is a private, secure place to share diagnoses, treatment options, support and the highs, lows and bits in between.
Connect with others around the world to share support and encouragement, with translations between five languages.
Read how pseudomyxoma survivors have fought through stormy times and misdiagnoses, and yet somehow found an inner strength.
This is for you if you’ve been in some way affected by PMP, appendix cancer or another peritoneal surface disease. Our group is a private, secure place to share diagnoses, treatment options, support and the highs, lows and bits in between. Only fellow members can see you’re in the group and read your posts. And best of all, we all understand what you’re going through.
If you’re a PMP patient or caregiver and would like some mutual support, please complete the application form. The administrators will contact you within 48 hours.
As recognised patient advocates, we host the pseudomyxoma peritonei community on RareConnect, a forum where we can communicate with others in different languages, with human translation. RareConnect was created by EURORDIS (European Rare Disease Organisation) and NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) to provide a safe space where individuals and families affected by rare diseases can connect with each other, share vital experiences, and find helpful information and resources.
In the News
We hope you’ve been keeping well in lockdown. This is a difficult time for everyone, especially for those of us living with or affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei and other cancers of the appendix. Our online community and Buddies system continue to provide forums of support and understanding, and we hope to see everyone there.
Hundreds of patients in Northumberland have come together to show support for their local GP after she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Georgina Morgan was diagnosed with stage four appendix cancer in August 2018. The town where she lives showed their support by taking part in a walk through Rothbury.
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We’re a small charity supporting those affected by a very rare cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei or PMP. Pseudomyxoma Survivor relies solely on donations to carry out the work that we do.
Specialists and surgeons
Our directory is updated with information provided by the pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancer specialists themselves and is constantly reviewed.