How treatable appendix cancer is and whether it can be cured depends on different things like the type of cancer, how advanced it is, and how healthy the person is overall.
Cancer of the appendix is rare, and most of the time, it is found incidentally during surgery for another condition or during an imaging test. The most common type of cancer that occurs in the appendix is carcinoid tumours, which have a good prognosis and are often cured with surgery.
However, if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the prognosis may be poor. In these cases, treatment may involve surgery to remove the affected organs and tissues, as well as chemotherapy.
It is essential to speak with a highly specialised doctor who specialises in the treatment of appendix cancers to determine the appropriate treatment plan for an individual with cancer of the appendix.
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If a blood relative has been diagnosed with PMP, you may be wondering if you should have your appendix removed as a preventative measure.
HIPEC is a special kind of chemotherapy that is used to treat cancer in the abdomen.
HIPEC is a cancer treatment that involves surgery and heated chemotherapy. It’s used for advanced abdominal cancers like pseudomyxoma peritonei.