Gallbladder is small pear shaped organ in our digestive system which is located under our liver, whenever our liver produce bile it gets stored under our gallbladder, it squeeze out the bile through small tube called biliary tract, even though it performs some functions but it is not necessary organ for human body, and our body can work normally even without gallbladder, which is why in diseases like gall stones gastro surgeon removes the whole gall bladder. Our gallbladder helps in breakdown of fat which is one major reason of stone formation in there, apart from gall stones, gallbladder is also get affected with diseases like cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Cancer is unusual growth of cells which can occur in any part of our body, but nowadays cancers of our digestive system are increasing, and one major reason for that is our unhealthy diet, one of the rare cancer of our digestive system is gallbladder and bile duct cancer
Gallbladder cancers are usually not diagnosed in early stage, and one reason for that is non-visibility of symptoms, according to best gastro surgeon in Delhi an early catch of any cancer can increase the chances of survival, but these cancer or gallbladder and bile duct are very rare with very less chances of survival.
These cancers are usually diagnosed in advances stages when treatment may or may not work for the individual, but recent advancement in surgical methods have become the ray of hope for these cancer patients, surgical methods like laparoscopy are proven to be the best compare to other open surgical methods.
Yellow tint on our skin, jaundice which is also commonly seen in liver or pancreatic cancer.
Persistent pain in our abdominal area or lumps in abdomen
Nausea or vomiting
Fatigue or weakness
Sudden loss of weight without trying
Light gray or white colored stools
Most of these symptoms are similar to other gastric cancer which is why best gastro surgeon in Delhi can only provide you the right treatment, and diagnosis.
What causes these cancers?
There are many factors from genetic to environmental which can contribute to any cancers, some common risk factors of gallbladder or bile duct cancer are mentioned below:
Liver cancer spread towards our gallbladder
Chronic liver diseases can also affect the gallbladder
Birth defects like choledochal cyst
Old age, people above the age of 50 are at high risk
Smoking, and excess alcohol consumption can also lead to various cancer
Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer in Delhi
For the treatment of gallbladder cancer, or any other gastric cancer in Delhi you can consult with best gastro surgeon in Delhi Dr. Sandeep Kumar Jha, he has been treating patient of gastric cancers from 10+ years now
For the treatment gastro surgeon first diagnose the type, and stage of cancer you have, treatment is also based on patient’s medical history, and current health issues, once the diagnosis is confirmed than minimally invasive procedures like laparoscopy is performed for the removal of cancer. To know the exact type of treatment you consult with best gastro surgeon in Delhi