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Gallbladder cancer with severe lung metastasis 4th stage, does chemotherapy work?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
GB cancer is: Uncommon, so few studies done prospectively. Looking at results in people treated empirically, perhaps one person in 10 will respond. That needs to be balanced against side effects that tend to occur in most. Frank discussion about symptom rrelief focus rather than "shrink tumor" at all cost.
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha commented
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
There is one Prospective randomized trial(NEJM, April 2010) which showed significant improvement in Survival with a combination chemotherapy regimen of Gemcitabine+Cisplatin. It is an option which could be exercised.
Sep 22, 2013

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