A lethal cancer you may not have known existed
Jan 14, 2015 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
What we may not have known, however, was that Scott was suffering appendix cancer—a very rare form of cancer. There are only 1,000 to 1,500 cases a year in the U.S. It is so rare, that doctors are still learning how to treat it, but have made some strides in recent years.
The disease is usually only found if a patient experiences appendicitis. When this vestigial organ is removed, the cancer is discovered. It is ironic that an organ we no longer even need, can be lethal. This is the same cancer that took the life of the beloved actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.
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