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What causes appendix cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Appendix cancer occurs when cells in the appendix become abnormal and multiply. They form a tumor, which may spread to other organs. There are no known causes of this abnormal development of cells. Traditional causes such as unhealthy behavior and genetics do not apply to appendix cancer.

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