Appendix cancer symptoms

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Maurie Markman, MD, President, Medicine & Science at CTCA.

This page was updated on June 8, 2022.

Appendix cancer typically does not cause symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. Symptoms may be different for each person, and any one of them may also indicate other, benign (noncancerous) conditions.

When cancer develops in the appendix, symptoms may include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Ovarian masses
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating/increase in abdominal girth
  • Changes in bowel function
  • Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen
  • Indigestion
  • New hernias
  • Reflux
  • Vomiting

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