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Collierville, TN
A 38-year-old female asked:

Would you put the appendix in this category? i have had thyroid and appendix cancer w/ ovarian involvement and my father died of pancreatic cancer.

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
APPENDIX: Appendicitis is a surgical case and once removed you are ok. Cancer of the thyroid with ovarian involvement needs constant follow up and more therapy needed. It depends on early DX and tx.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Not related: I am not familiar with any genetic syndromes that involve appendiceal, thyroid, and pancreatic cancer. Now, if the appendix was actually ovarian cancer that spread to the appendix, a mutation in the brca gene could account for the ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Talk it over with your oncologist, and stay up to date on your cancer screening.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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