Appendix Cancer: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Primary appendix cancer is cancer that starts in the appendix. This is uncommon, accounting for about 0.5% of all intestinal cancers.

The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the cancer is found. The five-year survival rate for people with appendix cancer depends on many factors, including the size and type of the tumor.

Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with appendix cancer. Because the survival statistics are measured in five-year intervals, they may not represent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of this cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics.


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