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There are several types of appendix cancer, and surgical removal is the primary treatment. Our oncology team will develop a treatment plan based on your specific condition.
Larger tumors may require removal of some of the colon next to your appendix, as well as nearby blood vessels and lymph nodes. If you are diagnosed with later-stage appendix cancer, we may surgically remove as much of the tumor as possible, then treat you with chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Radiation therapy is rarely used in the treatment of appendix cancer.