Appendix cancer

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What is appendix cancer?

The appendix is located at the lower right part of the abdomen, its function is unknown. A malignant growth of cells can form in appendix and cause cancer.

Common symptoms reported by people with appendix cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with appendix cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
appendix cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with appendix cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with appendix cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for appendix cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
appendix cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itching
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with appendix cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has appendix cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 3
50s 17
60s 3
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from appendix cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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