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Gallbladder Polyps Cancer
What is the likelyhood of a sudden polyp in gallbladder being cancer after colon cancer in person with lynch syndrome?
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
LOW RISK: The vast majority of gb polyps are indeed benign. Any polyp less than 10mm is considered inconsequential. Ultrasound annual monitoring of gb polyps is reasonable, at least to establish if they are stable and not enlarging. It would be reasonable to assume that a small and stable, or shrinking, polyp would be benign. ...Read more
Dr cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?
I am petrified and crying I have gallbladder polyps for over 6 years with one that went from 4mm to 6, 5 mm in that time. I am scared its cancer?
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
My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?
Gallbladder polyps 2 mm and 3 mm found on ultrasound. Is this risk for pre cancer? . This question is from my friend.
Yes, but: Gallbladder polyps have risk of cancer, those polyps are large (20 mm or bigger) but not 2 mm to 3 mm. These small shadows on sono could be observed safely, if size is increasing or symptomatic due to diseased gall bladder surgical removal gall bladder is indicated. Some times cholesterol deposits are interpreted as polyps. Especially multiple. ...Read more
My boyfriend has had testicular cancer surgery, through ultra sounds they found a polyps on his gallbladder. Is that as serious as it sounds?
Here are some...: Clinically, the incidental US finding of gallbladder polyps should not be directly related to testicular cancer. Instead, such finding may be associated with inflammatory change. To assess this incidental finding, one has to correlate it with the clinical picture with possibly repeating another US for comparison in 6-12 months. Nevertheless, asking the ordering doctor would be the best thing to... ...Read more
My latest ultrasound revealed two gallbladder polyps of sizes 3 and 5 mm each. How do I determine if it's cancer? Are tumor marker tests useful now?
See below: Tumor markers are not useful for detecting early tumors and there are no tumor markers of gall bladder tumors. It is unlikely that the gall bladder polyps are cancer. You can take a watch and wait approach. Ultrasound is a safe non-invasive test that can be repeated every few months to see if the polyps are growing. If the lesion grow, gall bladder can be removed by laproscopic surgery. ...Read more
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
Have a few hemangiomas on liver went for an ultrasound of gallbladder due to polyps and tech said liver cyst then I heard doppler flow is this cancer?
A liver cyst is a common finding on ultrasound of this organ. It is fluid filled. Tumors, whether benign or cancerous, are solid.
Hemangiomas are also extremely common findings of liver ultrasound. ...Read more
Could what I think is a femoral hernia really be uterus cancer? Is this lump (approx. Size of a nickle) in conjunction with my 7mm gallbladder polyp?
2 different issues: As far as the femoral hernia it would usually present as a bulge in the inguinal area with straining. Given your age, uterine cancer is unlikely unless there is a strong family hx. As far as the GB polyp, at 7mm you can wait 6mo and repeat ultrasound. The other option is lap chole to remove GB. Removal of a GB poly is usually rec'd if polyp is larger than 10mm. You should see a surgeon. ...Read more
Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?
Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more
I have abdominal pain, anemia, liver hemangioma, and gallbladder polyp. Should I be worried about cancer?
Depends: Abdominal pain and anemia, if you are over the age of 50 should raise the suspicion of cancer. If you haven't had a recent colonoscopy, this would be a good idea. Gallbladder polyps unless they are about 5-6 mm in size are usually harmless. Liver hemangiomas don't have an appreciable cancer risk. It would be good to make an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What's the cure to GALLBLADDER POLYPS as seen in the HBT Ultrasound? They are multiple! Thank you for your answer.
Cholecystectomy: If the polyps are causing obstruction, then removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more
I have been refered to a surgeon due to a gallbladder polyp, what can I expect from this appointment and what may happen next?
Last 10 yrs had two gallbladder polyps largest 4 mm this yr scan have six polyps (new machine &tech$ no one larger than 5 mm do I panic?
See Gen. Surgeon: Sounds like time for a Lap. Chole ...Read more
Wife was diagnosed with polyps in gallbladder. She had extreme pain. Should she be worried I read polyps can become cancerous. Remove gallbladder?
Maybe: The most common cause of polyps is what we refer to as cholesterolosis, but it is true that gallbladder polyps can lead to cancer although very rarely. The recommendation of whether to have surgery depends on the ultrasound findings. However, since she is having pain that symptom alone may justify surgery and would take care of the gallbladder polyps at the same time. ...Read more
Few gallbladder polyps had for 6 yrs one has grown 3 mm from then now 6 mm top surgeon says just watch any change then remove is this ok no big growth?
Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by cholesterol crystals. So if you have symptoms with either finding, your gallbladder is the likely source of it. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to see if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read more
Depends on size: Gallbladder polyps are growths that protrude from the lining of the inside of the gallbladder. Polyps can be cancerous, but they rarely are. About 95% of gallbladder polyps are benign. The size of a gallbladder polyp can help predict whether it's cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Small gallbladder polyps that are less than 10 millimeters in diameter are unlikely to be cancerous ...Read more
Yes, both.: Gallbladder "polyps" may be true polypoid lesions or cholesterolosis, related to fats in the gallbladder wall. Both lesions can "grow". If significant polypoid disease is found on ultrasound, most surgeons recommend cholecystectomy, as there is a small, but real, chance of true polyps becoming adenocarcinoma over time. ...Read more
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
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