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Gallbladder Cancer Chemotherapy Gemzar
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mom going for chemotherapy(gemcitabine) for gallbladder cancer 4th stage with severe lung mets, she is with home oxygen, does chemo worthful?
Palliative care.: Treatment for stage 4 cancer is mainly palliative, menaing to improve symptoms and hopefully to prolong life. Based on your age, your mom is probably in her late 70s or 80's. With her on home oxygen because of diffuse lung metsand at her advanced age, we should be careful and realistic about her treatment. You and mom should have a thorough discussion with her oncologist about his goal for her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gall stones: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. People with gall stones are at greater risk of this cancer. It occurs more often women than in men and most patients are adults or older. Consult the following site for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gallbladder-cancer/ds00425. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Unfortunately vitamins play no role in the treatment of biliary cancer. In fact, depending upon the type of treatment used, they may increase the side effects of certain chemotherapeutic agents. Consult your oncolgist before you take any over the counter or "natural" medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening?Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?
Porcelain: The finding of a "porcelain gallbladder" on x-ray raises the suspicion for cancer; however, not diagnostic for cancer. Gallbladder cancer can present with symptoms and findings similar to patients with routine gallstones: right upper quad. Pain after eating with an ultrasound showing a thickened wall and stones. Most patients with acalculous cholecystitis, do not have cancer but still need surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is early symptom of gallbladder cancer? Am a man, pain in solar plexus when i eat any kind of spice food.
Gallbladder disease: Gall stones are very common. Symptoms include ab pain after meals, especially fatty, spicy meals. Nausea and vomiting are also commonly present. Gall bladder cancer is much less common. Symptoms may mimic gall stone symptoms. The work up for both includes an ultrasound and blood work. Find a doctor near you for further care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st my Mama had a stroke then 4 months later it was found out that she had gallbladder cancer which had spread to a part of her Liver what stage ?
Need oncologist: This is very complex, as the stroke may have been secondary to a paraneoplastic hyper-coagulable syndrome, and this whole picture requires careful expertise. Ignore staging, as that is the realm of oncology and radiation therapy. Rather, have a family meeting with the physicians, and gain understanding of their recommendations. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more