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What Is Aggressive Gallbladder Cancer
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
Several ways.: The majority of gallbladder cancers are diagnosed after the gallbladder is removed for a reason other than suspicion of gallbladder cancer. For those still in place, (endoscopic) ultrasound is the most common and useful diagnostic tool, but other imaging methods such as ct, mri, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are useful as well. Lab studies are not very useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gall stones: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. People with gall stones are at greater risk of this cancer. It occurs more often women than in men and most patients are adults or older. Consult the following site for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gallbladder-cancer/ds00425. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
% GB Ca under 40 yo: is near zero. A fairly recent normal U/S also excludes this. GB Ca is after years/decades of inflammation with stones and U/S scans are ugly. For a nice overview incl. acalc. cholecystitis see: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/hepatology/gallbladder-biliary-tract-disease/ And see a gastroenterologist or internist to sort this out. ...Read more
My mum has gallbladder cancer is it hereditary? Am i more at risk of getting it in the future, what r the symtoms
Rarely Hereditary: Gb cancer is very rare in the us. It tends to occur with longstanding chronic inflammation of the gb, ie stones, infection, certain drugs. In the us the diagnosis is most often made incidentally when doing gb surgery. Unfortunately, there are no good screening tests--the disease is usually advanced by the time symptoms develop. I hope your mother's case was caught early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Unfortunately vitamins play no role in the treatment of biliary cancer. In fact, depending upon the type of treatment used, they may increase the side effects of certain chemotherapeutic agents. Consult your oncolgist before you take any over the counter or "natural" medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening?Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?
Porcelain: The finding of a "porcelain gallbladder" on x-ray raises the suspicion for cancer; however, not diagnostic for cancer. Gallbladder cancer can present with symptoms and findings similar to patients with routine gallstones: right upper quad. Pain after eating with an ultrasound showing a thickened wall and stones. Most patients with acalculous cholecystitis, do not have cancer but still need surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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