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Can jaundice cancer kill me?

Can jaundice cancer kill me?

Yes: Cancer that causes jaundice may originate from the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, small bowel, or pancreas. Other tumors start in other locations and spread to the areas i just mentioned. Typically these types of tumors are aggressive and can ultimately cause death if they are not effectively treated. Talk to an oncologist to find out more. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What should I expect with cancer and jaundice?

What should I expect with cancer and jaundice?

???: I'm afraid your question is not too clear. Do you mean can cancer cause jaundice? Yes. Can jaundice affect cancer treatment? Yes. You may want to restate your question. ...Read more

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Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

The main duct: Draining the liver (common bile duct) collects the drainage from the gall bladder when the cystic duct joins. The gall bladder in intimately position with the liver, and gb cancer can lead to nodes obstructing these ducts or invasion directly into the liver. ...Read more

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Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer - the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates acid balance, modifies proteins from food to allow the body to use it, secretes bile to digest fats, creates Albumin for the blood stream, creates blood clotting factors. Jaundice is blockage of bile, malnutrition and weight loss, easy bruising, pain. ...Read more

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Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Yes on the: Cirrhosis, not a cause of cancer specifically of the liver- see internist as soon as you can if your still jaundiced. ...Read more

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Abdomen swelling and jaundice are these a symptom of cancer?

Abdomen swelling and jaundice are these a symptom of cancer?

Can be: More commonly these would be symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver. Primary or metastatic tumor in the liver can also produce these symptoms. ...Read more

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How can we reduce jaundice, high burlibun enzyme? Cause is liver metastatic cancer... Any medications!

How can we reduce jaundice, high burlibun enzyme? Cause is liver metastatic cancer... Any medications!

Jaundice: Sounds like the cause is not treatable unless obstruction can be relieved. See your oncologist first and possibly a GI for an ERCP evaluation. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of gall/b cancer. Jaundice, vometing,full of gallstones. G/stones being removed in 3 weeks.Is there any test to diagnose gall/b Cancer before surgery?

I have all symptoms of gall/b cancer. Jaundice, vometing,full of gallstones. G/stones being removed in 3 weeks.Is there any test to diagnose gall/b Cancer before surgery?

Low probability : you have a very low chance of cancer. The stones explain the symptoms. The symptoms are more of an obstructed biliary tree. Stones have clogged up your bile duct. Was any imaging done? I am presuming you may have had a ultrasound or ct scan. Hopefully they can help you sooner than 3 weeks. The imaging should pick up any mass in the gall bladder. Your risk is low. Best of luck ...Read more

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If a person had pain under the shoulder blade caused by pancreatic cancer, should you also have jaundice?

If a person had pain under the shoulder blade caused by pancreatic cancer, should you also have jaundice?

Not necessarily: The variety of symptoms, signs (or absence of same) that patients may present with the same underlying pathology is one of the ongoing fascinations of the practice of medicine. "everyone's different" and "if it can happen it will happen" are often repeated clinical truisms. ...Read more

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Survival chances of my brother with esophagus cancer leading to jaundice. Water accumulates in the stomach which needs to be removed daily?

Survival chances of my brother with esophagus cancer leading to jaundice. Water accumulates in the stomach which needs to be removed daily?

Bleak: Esophagus cancer does have a survival/cure rate but only when it is localised to the esophagus and treated aggressive at that time. Once it spreads outside into the abdomen or liver, then it is far advanced and rarely curable. It looks like your brother has very late stage disease now, so it is unlikely that he has much time left especailly if has already gone through the regular treatments.. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more