Download from itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/appendix-cancer-alternatives/id4318.... If appendix cancer is found early, surgery is the standard of care. Alternatives to surgery are available for advanced appendix cancer, but more data is needed to accurately treat this rare form of cancer. Cathy Eng, M.D., associate professor of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses options for non-surgical candidates including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (heated chemotherapy). Eng explains treatment options as well as ways to expand research for appendix cancer.
In April 2012, Tim Wesley was given approximately 14 months to live, but through his determination and love for his family and life, he is alive 22 months later and is PAYING IT FORWARD. He has created a Not For Profit Organization called Be uninTIMidated and is helping raise awareness and research funds for Appendix Cancer along with help other families impacted by this disease. We have already helped 4 families; be sure to watch the video from Tawn Feeney and Mike Moran, which will tell you that "they owe Tim their life".
Nick Magnotti is a 27 year old new father who has been battling cancer for over 2 years. (Read More Below) The cancer originated in his Appendix and has spread throughout his abdominal cavity, despite many efforts to curb the cancer's aggressive nature. Through all the treatments, multiple surgeries, intense heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy treatments, seventeen rounds of systemic chemo and countless hours of excruciating pain - he continues to smile. Though doctors can no longer help him, the word he uses to describe how he feels now, is, blessed. Find out more about this young man and his journey at http://teammagnotti.org. Nick's official Diagnosis: Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix with Signet Ring Cell, Poorly Differentiated, Stage 4. Prognosis: Already on borrowed time. UPDATE January 7th, 2014: Nick went home to be with Jesus, he is healed, he is at peace and he is smiling his beautiful smile. I am CERTAIN of it! Proverbs 3:5-6
Although the appendix serves no known purpose, it is thought to possibly play a role in the immune system. Learn about the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment options for appendix cancer in this video.