Appendix cancer treatment approaches pivot on the cancer's stage—whether it's localized to the appendix or has advanced to distant sites.
- Appendectomy: A surgical procedure that removes the appendix.
- Hemicolectomy: When cancer infiltrates nearby areas, the surgical oncologist excises the appendix and adjacent colon section. This curtails cancer spread.
- Cytoreductive Surgery (Debulking): This procedure eradicates cancer cells and fluid, alleviating symptoms. Termed debulking, it targets cancer spread in other abdominal regions.
- Peritonectomy: If cancer surpasses the colon, the peritoneum (abdominal lining ) is surgically removed.
- Chemical drugs are used to systematically destroy cancer cells, both within the appendix and neighboring tissues.
HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy):
- In a modified chemotherapy approach, heated chemotherapeutic drugs are circulated within the abdominal cavity during surgery. This elevated temperature enhances drug efficacy, ensuring more comprehensive cancer cell elimination. This procedure is concealed during surgery to diminish recurrence risk.
Surgical interventions target specific sites, chemotherapy tackles a broader presence, and HIPEC introduces a heat-amplified solution. The treatment option depends on the extent of cancer, underscoring the value of tailored strategies in effectively combating appendix cancer.
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