Appendix Cancer

Types of Appendix Cancer

Posted on: August 15, 2015

Appendix cancer is rare, effecting only about 0.5% of colorectal cancers. There are a variety of tumors that can start in the appendix, including: Carcinoid tumor– An appendix carcinoid tumor most often occurs at the tip of the appendix. Approximately 66% of all appendix tumors are carcinoid tumors. This type of cancer usually causes no… read more

Appendix Cancer Overview

Posted on: July 30, 2015

What is appendix cancer? The appendix is a pouch like tube that averages 10 cm in length and is considered part of the gastrointestinal tract. Though the appendix is attached to the large intestine, it is thought to have no significant function to digestion, but contributes to the function of the lymphatic, exocrine, or endocrine systems. Appendix,… read more