North Houston Cancer Clinics

Gall Bladder Cancer

North Houston Cancer Clinic provides effective gallbladder cancer diagnosis and the most advanced gallbladder cancer treatment. Our dedicated and trained team and oncologists offer personalized care and support to every patient. We make your cancer care journey smooth. We provide intelligent gallbladder cancer diagnosis procedures for the accurate detection of cancer. We help our patients in the treatment process but also give education about gallbladder to avoid other issues. Don't wait for anyone. Contact North Houston Cancer Clinics today to learn more about gallbladder cancer treatment.

What Is Gall Bladder Cancer ?

Gallbladder cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer, which occurs when expected and healthy cells of gallbladders start growing in an uncontrolled and abnormal manner. It can produce a tumor in the gallbladder, which may be benign or cancerous. Benign cancer will grow but not spread, while the cancerous tumor can spread around the surrounding tissues. It is a severe type of cancer that requires proper gallbladder cancer diagnosis with adequate and accurate gallbladder treatment. The prognosis of gallbladder cancer depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patient being treated.

North Houston Cancer Clinics provides our patients with the best care and support by providing effective gallbladder cancer treatment.

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Gall Bladder Cancer Treatments & Diagnostics

The following are some of the most advanced techniques used at North Houston Cancer Clinics for accurate and precise diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder cancer.

  1. Abdominal Ultrasound: 

This is the first and most common test performed for gallbladder cancer diagnosis, which involves the ultrasound of the whole abdomen. It shows that your stomach might have gallstones by the image created by the transducer.

  1. Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS): 

EUS is an ultrasound that will detect small gallstones that can be missed during the whole abdomen ultrasound. It involves passing an endoscope through your mouth and digestive system. It has a small ultrasound device named a transducer that will create an accurate image of the target area, which will be examined further.

  1. Imaging Tests: 

Imaging tests include computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and HIDA scans.

  1. Blood Test: 

Blood testing includes testing and evaluation for jaundice, pancreatitis, and bile duct infections

  1. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

This testing uses a dye to highlight the bile and pancreatic ducts using X-ray images. This procedure is done by doing an endoscopy. An endoscope, which is a flexible tube with an attached camera, is passed through the throat to the small intestines for the gallbladder cancer diagnosis.

Common Signs & Symptoms Of Gall Bladder Cancer

Some common signs and symptoms are reported, which will help accurately diagnose gallbladder cancer. It includes.

  1. Pain in the abdomen, specifically in the upper part of the abdomen, with bloating.
  2. Start losing weight
  3. Yellowing of skin (jaundice)
  4. Nausea and Vomiting because of bile duct Blockage
  5. Fever because of the infection in the gallbladder and bile ducts.

Gallbladder cancer treatment is directly related to these signs and symptoms. At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our expert team observes every symptom correctly for diagnosis.

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Causes and Risk Factors Of Gall Bladder Cancer

There are no major reported causes of gallbladder cancer, as it occurs when healthy cells develop or mutate into cancerous cells. But the following are some common reasons for gallbladder cancer. Knowing all the causes and factors will help you get better gallbladder cancer treatment.

  1. Gallstones are the formation of stones in the gallbladder lining, which will cause pain and increase the risk of gallbladder cancer.
  2. Being overweight is the most common cause of gallbladder cancer as it directly increases the chances of gallstones.
  3. Gallbladder cancer is more common in older age groups above 50 years,
  4. Gall bladder cancer is more likely to happen in women rather than in men.
  5. Inflammation: Some conditions include PSC, which means primary sclerosing cholangitis can lead to the inflammation of ducts and gallbladder, increasing the chances of gallbladder cancer.


Types of Gall Bladder Cancer

Following are some types of gallbladder cancer

  1. Sarcoma

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that directly affects the protecting tissues of the body, which means connective tissues, including blood, muscles, and nerve cells. It means when cancer develops in the muscle layer of the gallbladder, then it is called Sarcoma.

  1. Squamous Cell Cancer

Squamous cell cancer starts developing from the skin cells in the gallbladder with gland cells. They will get treated just like adenocarcinomas.

  1. Adenocarcinoma

This is the most common type of gallbladder cancer, which develops in the epithelial cells of the gallbladder, and it is likely to spread to the liver and nearby lymph nodes.

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Frequently Asked Question

Yes, adopting a healthy and maintained lifestyle can make your treatment more effective. But you need to consult the doctor for any changes during your treatment.
Common symptoms include weight loss, fatigue, paleness of skin, bleeding and easy bruising, sweating, body pain, and bone pain. Other than these you can experience enlarged lymph nodes.
Some blood cancers are acute while some are chronic. But we need to take both of them seriously. Early detection will make your treatment better and more manageable
Reported data shows that there is a survival duration of 5 years. But still, some people are alive after the 5 years of detection of blood cancer. So it depends upon how you are managing this situation.

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