Cancer of the Appendix

Cancer of the Appendix

Dr. Kennedy
Cancer of the appendix accounts for about 1 in 200 of all gastrointestinal malignancies. The most common type of appendiceal cancer is carcinoid tumor with adenocarcinoma next. Tumors of the appendix often present with peritoneal seeding of malignant cells. Advances in treatment have raised survival rates to about 80%.

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