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Is there such thing as appendix cancer?

Is there such thing as appendix cancer?

Yes: The most common type of appendix tumor is a carcinoid tumor. Many of these are discovered by accident if someone has an appendectomy for appendicitis. If it has not spread or come from a distant source, removing all of it is curative. For other types, see nice summary at: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/appendix-cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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My sister has cancer of the appendix she's 51 and 3 years older than me do I and my siblings and are children need testing ?

My sister has cancer of the appendix she's 51 and 3 years  older than me  do I and my siblings and are children  need testing  ?

Doubtful: The cancer cell type will determine some issues of familial risk, but the 2 most common cell types causing appendiceal cancer are not familial types ...Read more

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M/22. Have a long lump in lower right abdomen. Not visible, doesn't hurt, and is movable and gurgles when pressed. Is this colon or appendix cancer?

M/22. Have a long lump in lower right abdomen. Not visible, doesn't hurt, and is movable and gurgles when pressed. Is this colon or appendix cancer?

Neither: It is highly unlikely that you have either appendix or colon cancer. You are probably pressing on the cecum and ascending colon the liquid stool is making the sound. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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48 hours ago i woke up with intese nausea, no appetite, tummy pain that hasn't stopped since. Not appendix. Could I have gastric cancer? 28y old, f

48 hours ago i woke up with  intese nausea, no appetite, tummy pain that hasn't stopped since. Not appendix. Could I have gastric cancer? 28y old, f

See below: Pls have your checked, it may be inflammation of your pancreas , gallbladder problem or inflammation in the stomach. Your doctor can differntiate this by physical exam and or tests depending on physical findings. ...Read more

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I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers. ...Read more

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Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries.  Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages.  Can anything be done about it?

Significant problem: There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more