Appendiceal (Appendix) Cancer

Appendiceal or appendix cancer is a very rare type of cancer that forms in the cells of the vermiform appendix, a narrow, worm-shaped structure attached to the large intestine.

Frequent indicators of appendiceal cancer include bloating, a mass in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and feeling full quickly after starting a meal.

Doctors in the GW Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program use cutting-edge immunotherapies and minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat appendiceal cancer, which in the U.S. affects just one or two people per 1 million each year.