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Medicine For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father is 66 years of age and he is diagnosed intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. What does this mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma when a liver resection is performed and stage 2?
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?
71 yr old fem. What is peri-neural invasion mean post resection cholangiocarcinoma (cc) ?
Nodes pos+& small % of cc unable to excise @hep.Artery
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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