Re: Appendix cancer
Sis didn't want me on a phone, she's older than i and thought she could handle the appointment (family....)
No lymph nodes were taken during the appendectomy, since it still presented as a simple appendicitis. He told her no visible tumor was seen. 15 of 16 sections of the appendix had goblet cell carcinoids. The surgeon told her the standard recommended treatment was the right hemicolectomy and lymph nodes. He has never treated appendix cancer, but has done this surgery for colon cancer 4 or 5 times a month. She has to go to her PCP to get a referral to an oncologist, and her PCP (very accommodating) will see her tomorrow for that. She was told that if the lymph nodes test clear, she should be ok. If the lymph nodes show goblet cells, then she's a candidate for chemo.
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