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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...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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Gallbladder cancer n diffuse lung mets, with oxygen at home, need an onchologist opinion abt chemo, she is 60 , advanced stage, i heard gb ca has treatment?

Gallbladder cancer n diffuse lung mets, with oxygen at home, need an onchologist opinion abt chemo, she is 60 , advanced stage, i heard gb ca has treatment?

Yes, there is treatm: There is some treatment which can help you. Ask your oncologist to help you and use chemotherapy with a drug called gemcitabine in combination with cisplatin. A british trial reported recently showed this treatment regimen to provide fairly good benefit in about half of the pateints...So you might be luck and benefit from this intervention. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

Nothing definite.: It's a very rare kind of a tumor. There is no known cause and thus no recognized preventive measure, aside from avoiding harmful high-fat foods, which cause a host of illnesses, including cancer and others. ...Read more

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How can you tell of someone has gallbladder cancer? Can u see it on imagining tests?

Gallbladder cancer: Best test to diagnose gallbladder cancer is with abdominal sonogram or ct scan. Then if these tests are suspicious, biopsy with interventional radiology can be done for confirmation. ...Read more

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Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

The main duct: Draining the liver (common bile duct) collects the drainage from the gall bladder when the cystic duct joins. The gall bladder in intimately position with the liver, and gb cancer can lead to nodes obstructing these ducts or invasion directly into the liver. ...Read more

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What is early symptom of gallbladder cancer? Am a man, pain in solar plexus when i eat any kind of spice food.

What is early symptom of gallbladder cancer? Am a man, pain in solar plexus when i eat any kind of spice food.

Gallbladder disease: Gall stones are very common. Symptoms include ab pain after meals, especially fatty, spicy meals. Nausea and vomiting are also commonly present. Gall bladder cancer is much less common. Symptoms may mimic gall stone symptoms. The work up for both includes an ultrasound and blood work. Find a doctor near you for further care. ...Read more

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Why is it more common to get gallbladder cancer as a woman than as a man?

Why is it more common to get gallbladder cancer as a woman than as a man?

?: I've seen it in both men and women. I'm not sure there is a prevalence for one over the other, but it wouldn't affect the treatment even if there was. ...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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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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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. Peter Ihle
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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