How do other illnesses affect appendix cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Other illnesses often lead to the discovery of appendix cancer. People undergoing surgery for appendicitis and other illness of the abdominal cavity are sometimes found to have tumors of the appendix or abdominal cavity. At other times, diagnosis sometimes results from diagnostic scans like CT scans for other illnesses.

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