Appendix cancer occurs when the cells in the appendix start growing uncontrollably. Sometimes, these cells stay confined to the appendix or spread to nearby areas.
Even though the exact reasons for appendix cancer are not fully understood, some factors might increase the chances of getting it:
Smoking: People who smoke have a higher risk of getting appendix cancer.
Family History: If someone in your family had appendix cancer or a condition called MEN 1 syndrome, you might have a higher chance of getting appendix cancer. MEN 1 syndrome is when certain glands in your body make too many hormones due to the presence of a tumor.
Medical History: If you have had certain health problems in the past, like atrophic gastritis (which is when your stomach lining gets thinner due to inflammation) or pernicious anemia (a condition caused by low Vitamin B12 levels), your risk might be a bit higher.
Gender: Women seem to be at a higher risk of appendix cancer than men.
Age: The older you are, the more likely you might be to get appendix cancer.
If you have any uncertainties or seek a better understanding of appendiceal cancer, we invite you to reach out to CION Cancer Clinics. Our team is here to assist you. Feel free to contact us at 1800 120 2676, or you can conveniently fill out the form through the provided link.
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