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.
Not many . Best bet is surgery if possible. If not, chemotherapy can be helpful, but is not curative. Radiation is of limited benefit. Clinical trials are worth considering as well.

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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?

Chemotherapy. A combination of Gemzar (gemcitabine) and cisplatinum would be a good treatment for this type if cancer but the intention of therapy will be still palliative chemo not curative. Read more...
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...

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. Read more...
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...

Why does gallbladder cancer lead to jaundice?

Blocks bile ducts. The gallbladder cancer obstructs the bile ducts. Blocking the bile ducts leads to a build up of bile (the yellow stuff) that can be seen in the eyes, then skin. Read more...
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...

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...
Unfortunately there. Usually are no early symptoms associated with gallbladder cancer. Gallbladder cancer is a rare condition. The symptoms are typically the usual gallbladder symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fatty food intolerance etc. If you are having symptoms suggesting gallbladder disease, i would recommend seeing your physician for an exam and proper testing. Read more...

1st my Mama had a stroke then 4 months later it was found out that she had gallbladder cancer which had spread to a part of her Liver what stage?

Need oncologist. This is very complex, as the stroke may have been secondary to a paraneoplastic hyper-coagulable syndrome, and this whole picture requires careful expertise. Ignore staging, as that is the realm of oncology and radiation therapy. Rather, have a family meeting with the physicians, and gain understanding of their recommendations. Good luck. Read more...

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...

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...

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...