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 pertioneal surface malignancies. We build emotional resilience by sharing our hope, experience, resources, and information with each other throughl Programs & Services that meet the challenges of this rare disease.

Supporting patients and caregivers in a personal and direct way sets PMP PALS apart. We Have Hope for You.


Plans for Meet-Up’23 are underway and REGISTRATION is now open for two PMP Pals gatherings at The Drury Plaza Hotel and a co-hosted wellness event with Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

Registration is quick and easy to complete. Then move on to reserving your room at The Drury downtown.

Pals meeting face-to-face in a new place. We want you to be there because we want to meet YOU in Milwaukee on October 27 & 28, 2023.

Tell us you are joining us by registering today!


HOPE ZOOM, our peer-to-peer support roundtable discussions, are FREE, live video meetings for patients and caregivers facing APPENDIX CANCER and PSEUDOMYXOMA PERITONEI (PMP). These twice-weekly meetups are facilitated by PMP Pals volunteers and easily accessible online.

Join us to listen, share, and connect through this online community. Pre-registration required. 


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).

What’s New with PMP Pals

Ariel M. at the end of her most recent running race in Utah.

Pals Perspectives: Racing With Stage Four

Stage 4 appendix cancer patient Ariel M. of Utah shares her inner thoughts and inspirations as she races on foot in Utah in 2023.

We Have HOPE for You group photo

What Does HOPE Look Like?

What Does HOPE Look Like?

“We have HOPE for you!” has always been a PMP Pals catchphrase. But, what does that really mean? These impact stories and anecdotes give you glimpse of how HOPE showed up through PMP Pals…

Making an Impact, Sharing HOPE

COVID brought us closer together in 2022. We’re proud to share our impact numbers for 2022…

PMP Pals Holiday Cookbook 2022

Pals in the Kitchen Cookbook 2022 Holiday Edition

Welcome to our first cookbook ever — Pals in the Kitchen Holiday Edition 2022, A Compilation of our Favorite Holiday Recipes. Pals from all over the globe shared their grandma’s secret recipes, family heirlooms, traditional mainstays, and special occasion deliciousness in a gesture of solidarity. We share them here with you to bring you comfort and connection. After all, we have much to be grateful for this holiday season.

Pals Profile with Lindsay B. and photos of her running the NYC Marathon, her 40th birthday party, having a cocktail

Pals Profile: Advocate, Marathoner, Fundraiser Lindsay B.

In December 2021, 6 months shy of my 40th birthday (and right after completing my 4th TCS NYC Marathon), I heard the three words that nobody ever expects to hear: “You have cancer.”

While in surgery to remove a large, complex ovarian cyst, they discovered a tumor in my appendix and what they thought might be mucin in my abdomen. My appendix, right ovary, and right fallopian tube were removed. Biopsies confirmed the tumor was a rare, stage IV appendix cancer called Low-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm (LAMN).

Juiced Bikes and Andy & Rachel Voge Give Back Giveaway - photos of E-bikes with mountain behind and two phtoos of Andy & Rachel outdoors

Juiced Bikes and Andy & Rachel Voge Give Back

In 2021, electric bike manufacturer Juiced Bikes gifted Andy Voge, PMP Pal and multi-organ transplant pioneer, an E-bike during his cancer journey. Just this week, they reached out to Andy again. This time, they want to give another bike to someone who has played a role in Andy’s story. Read his story and enter giveaway.

Dedication, Perseverance, & Longevity: Charmaine Skillman

Austin, Texas-based Charmaine Skillman celebrated 25 years of life since her diagnosis in 1997. Her story shares a persevering grit and takeaways from her quarter-century journey.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD


Volume 4 | Issue 1, 2021 PMP Pals is pleased to...


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.


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.


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.