How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

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.
It is not a very. Common cancer, and it is usually found by the pathologist after the gall bladder was removed for gall bladder disease. Symptoms are the same.
Biopsy. Symptoms of gallbladder cancer are solar to non cancerous problems with the gb and include nausea, pain, and taste disturbances. Suspicion for cancer increases when there is a mass in the gb or the wall of the gb has irregular borders. Gb cancer can be discovered incidentally when the gb is being removed for other reasons.

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Who is at risk for gallbladder cancer?

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.
Risk factors. Patients with large gallbladder polyps. Most patients with gallbladder cancer are asymptomatic (found incidentally). The patients who are symptomatic usually have late stage cancer.

What's the prognosis of gallbladder cancer?

Depends on the stage. Of the cancer. Unfortunately, it is sometimes found in advanced stages, and it can invade the liver directly. If it is found incidentally on surgical specimen in a gallbladder removed for stones or infection, it will have a somewhat better prognosis. Get an opinion from an oncologist.
Depends on Stage. This depends on the stage of the cancer.

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

Difficult. It is a rare cancer and risk factors include gallstones, obesity, and advanced age. Diet and weight reduction can help and removal of the gall bladder in case of repeated gallstone attacks may be protective.
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.

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.

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.

How is tailbone pain related to gallbladder cancer?

It likely is not. It is unrelated unless the gall bladder cancer has spread to bones in that area.
It is not. Unless the cancer has spread and is affecting the bone.

Can coffee help gallbladder cancer?

No.. Coffee consumption has no impact on the treatment of cancer of the gallbladder, either positive or negative.