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How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
Several ways.: The majority of gallbladder cancers are diagnosed after the gallbladder is removed for a reason other than suspicion of gallbladder cancer. For those still in place, (endoscopic) ultrasound is the most common and useful diagnostic tool, but other imaging methods such as ct, mri, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are useful as well. Lab studies are not very useful.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It is not a very: Common cancer, and it is usually found by the pathologist after the gall bladder was removed for gall bladder disease. Symptoms are the same.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Biopsy: Symptoms of gallbladder cancer are solar to non cancerous problems with the gb and include nausea, pain, and taste disturbances. Suspicion for cancer increases when there is a mass in the gb or the wall of the gb has irregular borders. Gb cancer can be discovered incidentally when the gb is being removed for other reasons.

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