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Doctor insights on: Gallbladder Cancer Life Expectancy

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How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

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 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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Who is at risk for gallbladder cancer?

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 more

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Can coffee help gallbladder cancer?

Can coffee help gallbladder cancer?

No. : Coffee consumption has no impact on the treatment of cancer of the gallbladder, either positive or negative. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 20 year old male getting gallbladder cancer?

What are the chances of a 20 year old male getting gallbladder cancer?

Very low: Why do you ask? If you have right upper quadrant pain or jaundice, please have your physician check you over. It may be any of dozens of things. ...Read more

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Chance of gallbladder cancer in 31 year old- ? Acalculous cholestitis, US normal 7 months ago..

Chance of gallbladder cancer in 31 year old- ? Acalculous cholestitis, US normal 7 months ago..

% GB Ca under 40 yo: is near zero. A fairly recent normal U/S also excludes this. GB Ca is after years/decades of inflammation with stones and U/S scans are ugly. For a nice overview incl. acalc. cholecystitis see: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/hepatology/gallbladder-biliary-tract-disease/ And see a gastroenterologist or internist to sort this out. ...Read more

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My mum has gallbladder cancer is it hereditary? Am i more at risk of getting it in the future, what r the symtoms

My mum has gallbladder cancer is it hereditary? Am i more at risk of getting it in the future, what r the symtoms

Rarely Hereditary: Gb cancer is very rare in the us. It tends to occur with longstanding chronic inflammation of the gb, ie stones, infection, certain drugs. In the us the diagnosis is most often made incidentally when doing gb surgery. Unfortunately, there are no good screening tests--the disease is usually advanced by the time symptoms develop. I hope your mother's case was caught early. ...Read more

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Have same gallbladder polyps for 6 years in those years one grew from 4 mm to 6.5 and I am opting for removal how likely would this be gallbladder cancer I am 46?

Have same gallbladder polyps for 6 years in those years one grew from 4 mm to 6.5 and I am opting for removal how likely would this be gallbladder cancer I am 46?

Low probability: Gallbladder polyps are typically stones that are forming in the wall of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is very rare. I would recommend not worrying too much about the possibility of gallbladder cancer. You say you are scheduled to have your gallbladder removed. They will test the gallbladder after it is removed. The pathologist will give you a report. ...Read more

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What is aggressive gallbladder cancer?

Depends: The microscopic analysis of the tissue can be categorized by a grading system of factors that suggest whether a tumor is likely to be more or less "aggressive;" high grade and low grade, respectively. The stage of the cancer is the most important prognostic factor in term of outcome. Read more about it here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/gallbladder/patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more