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 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.
PMP PALS MEET-UP ’23
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.
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).
What’s New with PMP Pals
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.