What increases my risk for appendix cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because the cause of appendix cancer is unknown, there is nothing you can avoid to limit your risk of appendix cancer. The only common factor in the development of this cancer is age. The average age of people diagnosed with appendix cancer is 40.

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