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5 Facts you should know about

Appendiceal cancer

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Rare and most commonly found incidentally on a surgical specimen after appendectomy for acute appendicitis

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The average age of onset is between 50 and 55 years

3

Appendiceal cancer affects men and women equally

4

Most often found as an incidental finding on some form of imaging or at the time of surgery for a different indication

5

In women, it often spreads to the ovaries and can be easily confused with ovarian cancer

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