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Posted by rosilita on June 06, 2000 at 19:37:10:

In Reply to: Cancer of appendix posted by Diane on June 06, 2000 at 15:29:39:

: Has anyone heard of the primary site of cancer being in the appendix? My Dr told me it is very rare and very aggresive. I am a stage IV. I have never had any problems or pains from my appendix. I have searched all over the internet with no luck. Any info would be great.

if you type in the words "the national library of medicine" into your search engine, the site will come up. look over on the left and you will see medline plus click on that, and then another screen will come on and click where it says medline. if you put "treatment for cancer of the appendix, or cancer of the appendix" 4 or 5 published pages of articles come up. the most recent articles are first. if there are any you feel you want the entire article you can call or go to the closest medical library(at a teaching hospital) and they will send you a form to order it or you can go in and they will personally copy it for you. if you go in on your own get help from the librarian. bring the synopsis of the articles you want. these libraries are huge. hard to find things. go in the evenings or weekends when the med students aren't there. good luck, i hope you find an article that helps you and your doctor

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