PMP PALS MEET-UP ’22
San Diego, Here We Come!
Join Pals in Sunny San Diego, October 1-2, 2022, for the 2022 PMP PALS LIVE Meet-Up.
PMP Pals brings this special, FREE weekend to continue building HOPE, friendships, emotional resilience, information from the experts, and inspiration for patients and caregivers throughout the Appendix Cancer/ PMP journey.
*Registration is required for all attendees, including guests, on or before SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022.
WE HAVE HOPE FOR YOU
PMP Pals is the world’s oldest global volunteer-run organization that gives hope to patients and caregivers fighting Appendix Cancer, also known as Pseudomyxoma Peritonei or PMP.
PMP Pals offers several programs to connect patients and caregivers to support each other and build the emotional resilience you need to meet the challenges of this disease.
Supporting patients and caregivers in a personal and direct way set PMP PALS apart. We Have Hope for You.
IN MEMORY OF ARTHUR RETTIG, M.D.
PMP Pals is sad to inform our community that Arthur Rettig, M.D., recently passed away at age 80. Dr. Rettig was a friend of Pals for many years. He was the man behind the “Ask Arthur” feature on the Pals’ website. For years, Dr. Rettig helped patients and caregivers understand medical terminology and procedures related to PMP and appendix cancer. As a patient himself, he appreciated the support and information provided by PMP Pals.
Please visit his obituary to learn more about the life of this remarkable man. Arthur Rettig Obituary – Wilmette, IL (dignitymemorial.com) Also, here is a link to Dr. Rettig’s description of his journey as a patient and how he was inspired to be part of PMP Pals’ mission. Ask Arthur – PMP Pals
We are honored to have had Dr. Rettig’s support for many years and his positive contributions to the lives of many in the PMP and appendix cancer community. We express our sincere condolences to his family.
HOPE ZOOM, Support Roundtable Discussions are FREE, live video conferences for patients and caregivers facing APPENDIX CANCER and PSEUDOMYXOMA PERITONEI (PMP), facilitated by PMP Pals volunteers and delivered via Zoom.
FIND A SURGEON
PMP Pals curates and regularly updates a global map of surgeons specializing in treating patients with PMP and Appendiceal Cancer. Many of the surgeons listed have presented for PMP Pals HOPE ZOOM and Conferences.
Patients who learn more about their condition generally have better success in managing the disease. PMP Pals wants you to be one of those patients.
Treatment for Appendix Cancer and PMP varies greatly from patient to patient and may include surgery, chemotherapy, or both. PMP Pals provides resources for patients and caregivers to make informed decisions on the plan best for them.
The PMP journey is physical and emotional. PMP Pals support programs let you know, you are not alone. Pals around the globe send inspiration and hope through personalized notes and cards, Bare Bottom Bears, Pal Mentors, Facebook, and weekly the “HOPE ZOOM,” video conference series.
Please provide your contact information to learn more about PALS, upcoming HOPE ZOOM video conferences, Physician-led HOPE ZOOM’s, and personalized support for patients and caregivers.