Therese's Journey with Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix

Spouse/Partner: Rare Cancers > Appendix Cancer > Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 61

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    • Therese
    • Experience with Mucinous Adenocarcinom...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery was cytoreduction with HIPEC. Removal of: Appendix, Spleen, Gallbladder, Distal Pancreas, Part of liver, 1/3 of stomach - Removal of Omentum, most of peritoneum and part of diaphram. Over 500 tumors removed. 3 months later had recurrence.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Therese
    • Experience with Mucinous Adenocarcinom...
    almost 5 years ago
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    No more treatment

    Decision Point

    Keith has undergone all chemo regiments available to appendix cancer patients. None have slowed or stopped the growth of his cancer. The decision made by his doctor and Keith, was to remove all treatment. Keith is no longer a surgical candicate because there would be no quality of life if they were to try to remove the recurrent tumors - there is way too much small intestine involvement. He his currently, amazingly, symptom free (no pain, no complications) despite visible tumor all over this abdomen, liver (including recent ductal dilitation). One day at a time!

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