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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Cholangiocarcinoma

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How dangerous is cholangiocarcinoma?

How dangerous is cholangiocarcinoma?

Slow growing but if: Not detected early, it can be dangerous. Completely removing the tumor allows 30 - 40% of patients to survive for at least 5 years, with the possibility of a complete cure. if the tumor cannot be completely removed, a cure is generally not possible. With treatment, about half of these patients live a year, and about half live longer. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Cholangiocarcinoma (Definition)

A cancer in the slender tubes that carry the digestive fluid ...Read more


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Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Risk factors: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis C or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read more

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What are the ways to test cholangiocarcinoma?

What are the ways to test cholangiocarcinoma?

Numerous: Cholangiocarcinoma is usually suspected when the eyes turn yellow or blood tests show abnormal liver function. The next step is an ultrasound or ct scan. A nuclear scan may also be done. The best test is a biopsy, done when tests are highly suspicious or unrevealing. ...Read more

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Are there other names for a cholangiocarcinoma?

One type is Klatskin: One type of cholangiocarcinoma is called a klatskin tumor, named after gerald klatskin. ...Read more

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Can I treat a possible cholangiocarcinoma at home?

Can I treat a possible cholangiocarcinoma at home?

No: Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious cancer and you need expert advice from a surgeon and an oncologist. Depending on the extent and on your physical condition you possibly need surgery and chemo. I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with this and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are the ways to manage unresectable cholangiocarcinoma?

What are the ways to manage unresectable cholangiocarcinoma?

Chemo v. Palliative: Cholangiocarcinoma or cancer of the billiary tract in the liver is a difficult cancer to treat when unresectable. There are a number of chemotherapy options; these are best discussed with a cancer specialist. Many patients with truly end stage disease, usually, but not always, might want to consider a purely palliative approach to care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholangiocarcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: cholangiocarcinoma?

Cholangiocarcinoma.: This term refers to cancer originating from the biliary tree. Makes up only 1% of all gastrointestinal cancers. ...Read more

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What groups of people are most at risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma?

What groups of people are most at risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma?

Several groups: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis C or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read more

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Help can chemo work for cholangiocarcinoma?

Help can chemo work for cholangiocarcinoma?

Provide more details: Cholangiocarcinoma is a difficult cancer to control unless it is caught early when it is resectable with surgery. Tell us more about your medical history as to where is your tumor? Is it you or a family member who has the cancer???? ...Read more

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Are there prognostic factors that are important for resected intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?

Are there prognostic factors that are important for resected intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?

Several: Prognosis would depend on a number of factors, including whether the cholangiocarcinoma is associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis, the location of the cancer, the, stage of the cancer at diagnosis (e.g. If it has invaded the blood vessels or has been found in the lymph nodes or has spread elsewhere), and whether or not it was possible to remove the entire tumor. ...Read more

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Does a cholangiocarcinoma spread to lungs before causing symptoms?

Does a cholangiocarcinoma spread to lungs before causing symptoms?

Not necessarily: Often the symptoms from cholangiocarcinoma are related to blockage or obstruction of the liver ducts. This can occur before the tumor has spread to other organs like the lungs. ...Read more

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My father is 66 years of age and he is diagnosed intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. What does this mean?

Cholangiocarcinoma: This is a form of cancer, which while treatable may not be curable. Ask his doctor to discuss the disease with you. He may not want to break privacy and discuss your father with you, but the disease itself should not be a problem for them to explain. ...Read more

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A patient,62-year_old,have got Cholangiocarcinoma. The Cholangiocarcinoma recurred after right lobe resection. Is there any suggested treatment in the US?

A patient,62-year_old,have got Cholangiocarcinoma. The Cholangiocarcinoma recurred after right lobe resection. Is there any suggested treatment in the US?

Staging: It depends on the Nevin classification staging and grading. You need imaging, tumor board evaluation, and expert surgical oncology and medical oncology consultation. To accomplish this, present yourself to an academic medical center for evaluation. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma when a liver resection is performed and stage 2?

What is the prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma when a liver resection is performed and stage 2?

Good: There are other factors involved in prognosis that depend on what the tumor looks like under the microscope. If the margin of resection was negative and the lymph nodes are negative, the prognosis is excellent at 5 years. ...Read more

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Mom has cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer, klatskins tumor, three months ago her CEA level was 4.8 and now it's 19.8. What does this mean?

Mom has cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer, klatskins tumor, three months ago her CEA level was 4.8 and now it's 19.8. What does this mean?

It is spreading: Rising CEA levels are a sign that a cancer is spreading, getting bigger or all of the above. Sounds like she needs to have a ct scan, MRI or a pet scan to evaluate the tumor. ...Read more

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71 yr old fem. What is peri-neural invasion mean post resection cholangiocarcinoma (cc)? Nodes pos+& small % of cc unable to excise @hep. Artery

71 yr old fem. What is peri-neural invasion mean post resection cholangiocarcinoma (cc)? Nodes pos+& small % of cc unable to excise @hep. Artery

Cancer: Unfortunately, the cancer has advanced and affected other organs, including areas around neural tissue. Unclear what neural structures are involved. Your best guide is the surgeon and oncologist. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with colangiocarcinom, can you tell me what chemotherapy we can follow?  

My mother was diagnosed with colangiocarcinom, can you tell me what chemotherapy we can follow?  

Few Regimens: Your oncologist will help you decide based on many factors. Some regimens include: Gemzar (gemcitabine) + cisplatin, Gemzar (gemcitabine) + Xeloda and Gemzar (gemcitabine) + erlotinib, sometimes single agents are used. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for dadar?

What is best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is. .. please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pe?

What is the best medicine for pe?

Blood thinner: For PE (pulmonary embolism), there are many options including aspirin, Coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox, Arixtra, unfractionated heparin. Which is better depends on your specific case and cannot be stated at this point. ...Read more

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Do all medicines come from plants?

No: But many medicines do come from plants. ...Read more

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