Appendix Cancer Symptoms
Appendix Cancer Survivor, Marilyn
What are the symptoms of appendiceal cancer?
How do I recognize Appendix Cancer symptoms?
Why do appendix cancer symptoms go unnoticed?
Appendix cancer symptoms are often initially overlooked until they become problematic. It's not unusual for symptoms to be unnoticed until they have progressed to a stage where they require specialized treatment.
Symptoms of appendix cancer may include pain in the lower right quadrant, bloating, abdominal distention, reflux, loss of appetite, digestive distress, appendicitis, appearance of a hernia, etc.
Symptoms of appendicitis may include inflammation, abdominal pain, swelling, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, and fever.
Appendix Cancer symptoms may include:
pain in the lower right quadrant,
a feeling of "bloating",
digestive disturbances, excessive flatulence
loss of appetite, inability to eat a complete meal,
constipation and/or diarrhea, shortness of breath,
the "appearance" of a "hernia"
or other vague or acute symptoms.
Appendicitis symptoms may include:
constipation or diarrhea,
Appendix cancer symptoms may appear to be subtle, and therefore, may initially be overlooked or misdiagnosed. It's important for patients, and especially for healthcare providers , to have awareness of these symptoms.
Due to an often common physical symptom of what is described as "expanding girth", male patients may intially be mis diagnosed with hernias while female patients may be misdiagnosed as having ovarian cancer.
The symptom or condition of ascites refers to the accumulation of fluid within the abdominal and/or peritoneal cavity. Ascites occur due a variety of benign and malignant conditions from inflammation to cancer. Ascites refers to the accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity and may occur for a variety of conditions including post operative inflammation or to cancer. For Appendix Cancer and Psuedomyxoma Peritonei patients, ascites may appear as a rapid increase in fluid within in abdomen. This condition requires immediate medical attention.
Generally, the peritioneal cavity of a healthy adult includes approximately 100 ml. of pale colored, clear fluid. This fluid includes water, proteins, electrolytes and a variety of cell types. The cell types vary according to different pathological conditions. Lymphocytes in the fluid provide cellular, humoral, immunological defense mechanisms. The quantities and features of this fluid may change due to a variety of pathological conditions.
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