Yes, appendix cancer can be painful, especially as it progresses. The pain can be caused by tumor growth, inflammation, and other factors related to the disease.
Appendix cancer refers to the development of cancerous cells within the tissues of the appendix, a small pouch-like organ located in the lower right side of the abdomen.
Symptoms of appendix cancer may include bloating, poor appetite, pain in the abdomen, digestive issues like vomiting and nausea, and even appendicitis. However, symptoms often arise at an advanced stage of the disease when the cancer has spread to nearby areas.
The obstruction of the appendix by tumor cells can lead to inflammation. As the tumor grows within the appendix tissue, it can eventually block the opening where the appendix is attached to the large intestine. This blockage prevents the normal flow of fluids like mucus, leading to fluid buildup within the appendix. This stagnant fluid becomes an ideal environment for bacterial growth. The pressure from fluid buildup can also compress blood vessels, causing decreased oxygen supply, which can result in inflammation and the characteristic symptoms of pain associated with both appendix cancer and appendicitis.
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