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When you are treated in MD Anderson’s Gastrointestinal Center for appendix cancer, some of the nation’s top experts focus on finding the best treatment for you. They work together closely and communicate often to be sure you receive the most advanced personalized care with the least impact on your body.

When you are treated in MD Anderson’s Gastrointestinal Center for appendix cancer, some of the nation’s top experts focus on finding the best treatment for you. They work together closely and communicate often to be sure you receive the most advanced personalized care with the least impact on your body.

Cathy Eng, M.D., FACP, is overseeing clinical trials for new targeted therapies to treat appendix cancer.

Somehow, some way, you'll get through this. And no matter the outcome, you'll be grateful for the gift of time.

Judy Overton

Caregiver

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.

Innovation and Support

Because we are one of the nation’s leading research centers, we’re able to offer clinical trials of experimental treatments of groundbreaking drugs and delivery methods for every type and stage of appendix cancer.

Treatment at MD Anderson

Appendix cancer is treated in our
Gastrointestinal Center.

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care.  Get the facts about appendix cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Appendix cancer facts

did you know?

Appendix cancers are quite rare, occurring in only about 1,000 Americans annually.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Appendix cancer symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Appendix cancer diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select the treatment for appendix cancer based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Appendix cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be
found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about appendix cancer in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.

BY Ivanna Kern

I recently celebrated my sixth cancerversary with no evidence of appendix cancer. Since my appendix cancer diagnosis, I’ve learned the importance of appreciating each day and celebrating the little things in life.

Here are some of the ways my family and friends helped me find joy during treatment and ways I continue to celebrate life post-treatment.

Celebrating milestones during appendix cancer treatment

My family...