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It’s OK to get a second opinion

By on Sep 14, 2016

   When I was first diagnosed with PMP in 2002 there were basically no treatment options presented to me by my local oncologic surgeon besides just more surgery.  I was patted on the head and told to go home until it grew back.  They estimated that I would have at least a few years (but probably no more that 5) and a few more surgeries before my imminent demise....

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No, an Appendectomy Won’t Cure Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

By on Aug 14, 2016

As seen on When people learn I survived cancer of the appendix, they often ask if I just needed an appendectomy. If only. Unfortunately, the vast majority of appendiceal malignancies are discovered as stage 4, when it’s called pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Once found, tumors have burst through the appendix and spread to the outsides of various organs within the...

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UCSD Endorses PMP Pals!

By on May 4, 2016

PMP Pals is proud to share that Dr. Lowy and the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program Team at UCSD have recognized the PMP Pals Network for their work in supporting appendix cancer patients and their caregivers. In their Spring Newsletter, Dr. Lowy’s team explains how PMP Pals complements their comprehensive approach to fighting cancer. The Newsletter notes...

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Focus on Physicians: Dr. Edward Levine from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

By on Feb 13, 2016

PMP Pals serves as a source of information to patients about centers of expertise for treating PMP and appendix cancer.  In this blog, we focus on Dr. Edward Levine, a surgeon who has treated this form of cancer for 20 years.  Dr. Levine is Chief of Surgical Oncology of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where approximately 100...

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David L. Bartlett, MD

By on Oct 8, 2015

David L Bartlett MD Hilllman Cancer Center (UPMC), Pgh PA David C. Koch Regional Perfusion 5150 Center Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Phone: (412) 692-2852 (412) 623-2121 Assistant to Dr David L Bartlett:  Heather Jones, PA Dr David L Bartlett Like this:Like...

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Paul Sugarbaker

By on Oct 7, 2015

        Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD, FACS, FRCS, Director, Program in Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Washington Hospital Center 106 Irving St., NW, POB 3900 Washington, DC 20010 USA Phone: (202) 877-3908 Fax: (202) 877-8602 Email: Paul.Sugarbaker@medstar.net Practice...

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