We Have HOPE for you with select Pal images

WE HAVE HOPE FOR YOU

PMP Pals is the world’s oldest, global, volunteer-run, peer-to-peer support community for patients and caregivers living with Appendix Cancer, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (also known as PMP) and related peritoneal surface malignancies. We build emotional resilience by sharing our hope, experience, resources, and information with each other through Programs & Services that meet the challenges of this rare disease.

Supporting patients and caregivers in a personal and direct way sets PMP PALS apart. Want to know what HOPE looks like? Click on the image above and we’ll share with you why We Have Hope for You.

CELEBRATING OUR SILVER ANNIVERSARY

In 1998, PMP Pals began connecting people in our rare cancer community with the resources they needed to make educated decisions. Fast-forward 25 years, and Pals is doing that AND MORE! You can support the programs and services special to you and your journey with a donation today to our Silver Anniversary Blitz. Our goal – to raise $25,000 by December 31 – expands our reach among patients, caregivers, and medical professionals worldwide.

Silver Anniversary Donation Blitz

HOPE ZOOM

HOPE ZOOM, our peer-to-peer support roundtable discussions, are FREE, live video meetings for patients and caregivers facing APPENDIX CANCER and related peritoneal surface conditions like Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). These twice-weekly meetups help us build emotional resilience, are facilitated by PMP Pals volunteers, and can be easily accessed online.

Join us to listen, share, and connect through this online community.

FIND A SURGEON

PMP Pals curates a global map of appendix cancer specialists, oncology surgeons, and hospitals specializing in treating patients with PMP, Appendiceal Cancer, and its four subtypes (signet ring, goblet cell, HAMN, and LAMN (high-grade and low-grade appendical mucinous neoplasm).

MEET UP’24

Pals worldwide come to Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 18 through 20, FInd out more about event registration, hotel reservations, and 

ONE IN A MILLION 5K RUN/WALK

To raise awareness of appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei, we’re walking together on September 14, 2024. Register for the 5K and stay up to date on the in-person and virtual event.

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LEARN

Patients who learn more about their condition generally have better success in managing this rare disease. PMP Pals wants you to be one of those patients.

Caregivers are on a learning curve, too. We’ve got resources and support that help the family navigate this complex condition.

FIND TREATMENT

Treatment for Appendix Cancer and PMP varies greatly from patient to patient and may include surgery; HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy); additional chemotherapy cocktails before or after; immunotherapy; tumor therapy; or other treatments.  Almost all treatment paths include obtaining a second or third opinion. PMP Pals provides resources for patients and caregivers to make informed decisions on the plan best for them and to be their own best advocates.

SUPPORT

The Appendix Cancer & PMP journey is physical and emotional. PMP Pals support programs let you know, you are not alone. Pals around the globe send hope through a tight-knit community. We share personalized notes and inspiration cards, Bare Bottom Bears, Pal Mentors, a private Facebook group, and twice-weekly HOPE ZOOM meetings. Get involved to build your emotional resilience so you have the mental stamina to go the distance with this rare disease.