In the early stages of the gallbladder and bile duct cancer, you may experience the following symptoms:
A yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
Abdominal pain and swelling
Nausea and vomiting
Black, tarry stools
Unexplained weight loss
Risk factors for bile duct cancer include chronic colitis, certain liver diseases, and infection with a worm parasite known as the clonorchis sinensis. Bile Duct cancer is relatively rare than gallbladder cancer.
Risk factors for gallbladder cancer include a high-cholesterol diet. It is more common in women.
Take some steps to prevent and reduce risk of the gallbladder or bile duct cancer as well as other types:
- Know your risk at the genetic level
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Stay at a healthy weight
- Have a healthy eating pattern
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco
Treatment for the disease depends on the type and stage of cancer, but usually includes a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Although the gallbladder plays a vital role in digestion, it is possible to live without this helpful but nonessential organ.
Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of the gallbladder and bile duct cancer, and promptly report anything unusual to your physician. For further treatment, get the best possible service from Dr.Sachin Marda and the team at Yashoda hospital in Somajiguda, Hyderabad.