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What do I need to know about caring for someone with appendix cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

To care for someone with appendix cancer, you should help in their treatments by making recovery more comfortable for them. Surgery can cause discomfort and chemotherapy has side effects of pain, nausea, and vomiting. Also tend to their emotional needs by being supportive and positive throughout their treatment and recovery.

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