Appendix Cancer

  • 1. What is Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Appendix cancer is the cancer of the appendix that occurs due to abnormal growth of the healthy cells forming tumors inside the appendix, a component of the gastrointestinal system. An appendix is an almost 10 cm long pouch-like tube connecting the cecum, the first segment of t...
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  • 2. Appendix Cancer Statistics
  • Executive Summary Appendix cancer has affected very few, about 1-2 individuals per million. The 5-year survival rate of this cancer depends upon many factors. These involve the stage, mostly at the time of diagnosis, size, and the type of tumor. This rate for grade 1 or grade 2 gastrointestinal ...
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  • 3. Risk Factors of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary The risk factors are responsible for developing more chances of cancer among the individual. It does not have any aetiology regarding appendix cancer, and hence no preventable risk factors have been determined. The most common factor for appendix tumour is the age and sex of th...
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  • 4. Prevention of Appendix Cancer
  • There is little to avoid or prevent appendix cancer because the reasons are unclear. If you feel you're having symptoms of this cancer, then you should see your doctor. Also Read: Appendix Cancer Diagnosis ...
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  • 5. Sign and Symptoms of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary The person affected by appendix cancer is diagnosed on the basis of signs and symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms of appendix tumour patients include inflammation of the appendix, ascites in the abdomen, pain and aches in the abdomen and pelvis, changes in bowel habits, an...
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  • 6. Diagnosis of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Different tests are being conducted for the diagnosis of appendix cancer. These tests are effective in determining the extent of the spread of cancer cells in the body. Imaging tests are done in the diagnosis of determining the inside images of the abdomen in case of appendix c...
  • 7. Stages of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Staging gives clarity of the location of cancer. If it has spread, and whether it has applied to other body sections. Distinct forms of Appendix cancer have different stages descriptions. The TNM staging system is considered for determining the stages and grades of tumors in ap...
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  • 8. Types of Appendix Cancer
  • The type of cells involved and how the cells appear under a microscope are used to classify the appendix cancer types. The type of cells is named by their behaviors, like the likelihood of spreading to other regions of the body, pace of development, and the ability to be eliminated surgically. T...
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  • 9. Treatments of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary The different types of standard treatments for appendix cancer are explained in detail. Treatment for symptoms and side effects are included in the treatment plan. Some of the most common types of treatment include surgery (Appendectomy, Hemicolectomy, Debulking surgery, mucus ...
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  • 10. Clinical Trials of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered to be a better method for treating appendix cancer. The use of drugs authorized by US Food and Drug Administration are tested among the participants who are the patients of appendix cancer. New treatments with better efficacy and safety are the ou...
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  • 11. Latest Research on Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on appendix cancer, their diagnostic approach at the initial phase, and the best treatments and cure strategies. The patients are recommended to communicate with their doctor regarding the latest advanced app...
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  • 12. Coping with Appendix Cancer Treatment
  • Executive Summary Treatment of appendix cancer results into causing various side effects and alterations to the patient's body. The results of treatment show variations as per the individuals. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves different effects...
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  • 13. Follow-up Care of Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for appendix cancer refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after any recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patients' overall health. Both medical and physical examinations are included in the follow-up care...
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  • 14. Survivorship in Appendix Cancer
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of cancer. The individuals under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects of appendix cancer as ev...
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  • 15. Questions on Appendix Cancer
  • It is critical to communicate with your health care team regularly in order to make informed decisions regarding your health care. These suggested Questions on Appendix Cancer are a good place to start learning more about your cancer treatment and care. You are also welcome to ask any other questio...
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  • 16. Additional Resources Appendix Cancer
  • https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22118-appendix-cancer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655112/ https://www.statpearls.com/articlelibrary/viewarticle/41/ https://radiopaedia.org/articles/neoplasms-of-the-appendix https://www.pmppals.org/www.pmppals.org/appendi...
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