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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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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