Jun 28, 2011 - 10:22 pm
Westie just mentioned the appendix connection with PPC in her post. I am wondering how many PPC survivors have a ruptured appendix in their past?
My mom nearly died when she was 4 years old (61 years ago) due to a ruptured appendix. For some reason, the appendix was not removed at that time. Then at age 30(ish), she had her second rupture and when the appendix was removed, there was gangrene and everything. Low and behold, when mom's stage IV PPC was diagnosed 2+ years ago, her 3 small tumors were located where her appendix had been removed. (There was also a grain-like smattering of cancer in her peritoneal area and cancerous pleural effusion.)
Anyone else with this connection?