How do medications treat appendix cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Chemotherapy medication is used to treat appendix cancer after tumors have been removed. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy is used after the tumors in the abdominal cavity are removed. A chemotherapy drug is heated to help in absorption and administered through tube in the abdomen and spread around the cavity. Another type of chemotherapy is systemic chemotherapy, which is administered throughout the body through the blood stream. The chemotherapy drugs used in systemic chemotherapy for appendix cancer are often used in treating colorectal cancer. In both cases of chemotherapy, the drugs target and kill cancer cells.

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