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Very rare cancer hardly ever heard of?

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Sunnysideup Sun 15-Nov-20 13:22:25

Has anyone had or know of anyone who has had appendix cancer? I have only heard of Audrey Hepburn who died of it many years ago. Luckily, I have survived it due to a groundbreaking operation but it has been a very lonely road with most people never having heard of it.

boodymum67 Sun 15-Nov-20 13:24:41

No, I haven't and didn't know it killed Audrey Hepburn.

I wish you well for the future.

timetogo2016 Sun 15-Nov-20 13:27:00

Sending you an air hug Sunnysideup.
So pleased the operation was succesfull.
Thank goodness for our medical breakthroughs.

annsixty Sun 15-Nov-20 14:08:09

I had heard of it and also that it was mostly fatal.
So pleased you have survived it and have recovered.

BlueBelle Sun 15-Nov-20 14:15:45

Well done sunnyside I didn’t know about it or Audrey Hepburn
Glad you are ok

Gwyneth Sun 15-Nov-20 14:17:51

Never heard of appendix cancer but so pleased you are recovering. I wish you well for the future.

Rainwashed Sun 15-Nov-20 14:22:18

I once worked with someone who survived it, (never heard of anyone else having it).Glad you have survived it,and wish you well.

Sunnysideup Sun 15-Nov-20 14:31:52

Aw thanks all for your good wishes. Four and a half years in remission and latest scan clear but would love to know of anyone else who has survived it.

Oldbat1 Sun 15-Nov-20 16:35:35

Well done. Scanxiety currently in this house waiting to find out how active OH cancer is on Thursday when Oncologist calls.

morethan2 Sun 15-Nov-20 17:21:13

It’s lovely to hear such good news on such a bleak day. flowers

hulahoop Sun 15-Nov-20 18:08:32

I had heard of it it's good news you have come through it keep well .
Oldbat hope it's good news on thursday.

BlueSky Sun 15-Nov-20 19:20:06

That’s great * Sunnysideup*! I’ve never heard of appendix cancer and believed Audrey Hepburn had colon cancer.

Sunnysideup Mon 16-Nov-20 10:30:35

Thanks BlueSky. According to Wikipedia, Audrey Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer aged 63. And I have read it elsewhere as well in my search for others who have had it. The chemotherapy I had after the major op was tailored to colon cancer as there isn’t one specifically for appendix cancer. My thoughts are with you and your hubby, Oldbat.x