Gallbladder and bile duct cancer awareness month

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Cancer Awareness, Health Care Services

Although rare, Gallbladder and bile duct cancers affect thousands of people and their families around the world each year. Therefore the purpose of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month is to raise awareness and get people talking about these conditions. February is considered gallbladder and bile duct cancer awareness month. Gallbladder is a small organ that plays an important role in storing bile, a substance that aids in the digestion of fat. The bile ducts are a series of thin tube-like vessels that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine.

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

Gallbladder cancer begins in the inner, or mucosal, layer of the organ, most commonly in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids. Then it spreads to the outer layers. Bile duct cancer (also called Cholangiocarcinoma) forms in cells in any portion of the bile duct network.

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.

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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.

About Dr.Sachinmarda

"Dr. Sachin Marda is one of the best top leading award-winning renowned oncologists in Hyderabad and in India. He has 14 years of experience and treated more than 11000 patients till date. He completed his MS general surgery from Mumbai University in 2005 with a Gold medal and MCH Surgical Oncology in Gujarat University in 2009 with a First rank. He is also trained in UK with MRCS and in NCCS Singapore. He offers ethical, affordable complete cancer treatment with a holistic approach. He is specialised in all types of cancer treatment with laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. He has an extraordinary team with excellent knowledge in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted immunotherapy. His expertees in oral, stomach, breast. uterine, lung, prostate cancer"

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