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What are the risk factors?

The causes of appendix cancer and PMP are not known. There are no clear risk factors and neither appear to run in families. Increasing age, however, can increase the risk of appendix cancer.

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This information was last reviewed February 2021 by the following expert content reviewers: John Henriksen, Consumer; Prof David Morris, Surgical Oncologist, St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW; Caitriona Nienaber, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA.