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.
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The exact cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei is not known, but it typically starts as a rare type of slow-growing cancer called appendix cancer or mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
The question we’d all like answered!
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)?
Here at Pseudomyxoma Survivor, our focus is very much on surviving with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and appendix cancers. One group of our community who are surviving with PMP and appendix cancer are those that are surviving after the loss of a loved one to the...
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare and uncommon cancer.
Susan met with Ilkley MP, John Grogan, to discuss the work of Pseudomyxoma Survivor and Cancer52. Based on current data, 46 percent of cancers diagnosed are rare and less common, yet they account for 54 percent of cancer deaths.
Launched by Dawn Green in 2011, Pseudomyxoma Survivor works to improve the lives of the living with PMP, as a patient or as a caregiver. Struggling to find support herself, Dawn was keenly aware that there was a lack of emotional support for anyone with the disease. She dedicated the website to the memory of a fellow PMP patient, Julie Stanton.
Susan Oliver was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2003 and given only 18 months to live has spoken of how she wants to give hope to others by surviving against the odds.
When we got home from a family holiday and I looked at the photos, my stomach looked really distended. After noticing this, it just seemed to get worse and felt quite hard. I went to see the Doctor and he said I probably had wind or had just put on weight.
When she was diagnosed with a rare cancer and given just three months to live, Dawn Green and her family were devastated