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Surgery is often the main therapy for appendix cancer, and the skill of the surgeon is an important part of your successful treatment. MD Anderson’s surgeons are among the most experienced in the nation in the delicate procedure.
As one of the nation’s most active cancer centers, MD Anderson sees more appendix cancer cases than most oncologists. This gives us an exceptional level of expertise that often gives you higher chances for successful treatment.
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Appendix cancers are quite rare, occurring in only about 1,000 Americans annually.
BY Ivanna Kern
March 07, 2016
Six years ago, I was diagnosed with appendix cancer, a very rare cancer diagnosed in less than 1,000 people in the U.S. each year.
It all began after a trail hike when I felt a tender pain in my lower right abdomen that wouldn’t go away. I went to my local doctor in Austin, Texas, and an ultrasound revealed a 6.5-cm tumor in my appendix. I had my appendix removed as part of a right hemicolectomy, and my lymph nodes tested negative...