A 54-year-old female asked:
What prognosis can be expected with a stage 4 appendix cancer diagnosis? it is mucinous adenocarcinoma well differentiated. first diagnosed may 2011 and have had two bowel resections , cytoreductive and hipec followed up with 12 chemo folfox tx
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Guarded: Already on good track the , the chemotherapy , to continue to seek help of oncologist.
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Likely good: The most important questions are: was it fully removed at the time of the first operation, and how long have you been cancer-free since your operation and chemotherapy? The prognosis for well-differentiated tumors is far better than for poorly differentiated appendiceal cancer. And if you have been cancer-free for over two years after a complete cancer removal, then your outlook is good.
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Last updated Sep 6, 2019
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