Gallbladder Cancer

Overview

Gallbladder cancer is a rare cancer with approximately 5,000 cases diagnosed each year in the US. Patients typically present in their seventies with a 3 to 1 female predominance. Risk factors include gallstones, chronic cholecystitis, gallbladder polyps, calcified gall bladder, and typhoid carriers. Symptoms include weight loss, jaundice and cholecystis. Diagnosis and staging involve ERCP, liver MRI, or abdominal CT.

Treatment Options

Treatment options include surgery, chemoradiation, adjuvant chemotherapy or chemotherapy alone. Chemotherapy agents include 5-FU, oxaliplatin, cisplatin, and gemzar.

Gallbladder Cancer Specialists

Raymond Tsao, MD

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Tsao is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on hematologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Tsao is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

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Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Narendran is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Narendran treats a variety of cancers and has a special interest in gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Narendran is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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