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Appendix Cancer - A rare cancer defined by malignancy of the appendix (the small hollow tube attached to the large intestine/colon). Also called appendiceal carcinoma, appendix cancer is sometimes considered a type of colorectal cancer. The two most common types of appendix cancer are carcinoid tumor and adenocarcinoma.
Appendix cancer can be difficult for individuals to recognize because the signs are also associated with other, more common illnesses. Some symptoms, however, can include the following: appendicitis, a sense of bloating, increasing waistline, sterility, and/or changes in normal bowel functioning. The most common forms of appendix cancer treatment are surgery and chemotherapy. However, each case is different and treatment regimens are dictated by a number of factors, such as the patient's overall health and the progression of the cancer.
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