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What Is Aggressive Gallbladder Cancer
Depends: The microscopic analysis of the tissue can be categorized by a grading system of factors that suggest whether a tumor is likely to be more or less "aggressive;" high grade and low grade, respectively. The stage of the cancer is the most important prognostic factor in term of outcome. Read more about it here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/gallbladder/patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
% 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
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