faithanswered's Journey with Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix

Patient: Rare Cancers > Appendix Cancer > Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 79

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    over 7 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Diagnosis April 2012. Large appendecial cyst leaking mucous which had spread throughout the abdomen and metastized to rt ovary and fallopian tube. Complete hysterectomy performed. HIPEC treatment recommended to be completed within 3 months of initial discovery, however, treatment has not yet taken place due to asthma complications and other health issues. Fast forward to Feb 2013. CT scan study completed prior to proceeding with HIPEC treatment to see if cancer had progressed too far to benefit from treatment. CT scan showed no evidence of mucous or residual cancer. It was suggested to me that I have exploratory laparoscopy for further study. Is this the next best step for me? What are recommended best options? What should I do at this point?

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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