Gallbladder Surgeon in Kolkata- Gallbladder Cancer Surgery
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a rare disease. However, in India, GBC has a high incidence rate in West Bengal, Assam, and the northern and northeastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa, says Dr Purnendu Bhowmik, a gallbladder surgeon in Kolkata.
Women are more at risk of developing GBC than men. In northern India, it is the most common digestive cancer among women. Apart from gallstones, gender, race, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors are associated with risks in GBC development.
Symptoms of Gall Bladder Cancer
Symptoms of Gallbladder Cancer remain unclear until cancer starts to spread, says Dr Purnendu Bhowmik, the best gallbladder specialist in Kolkata.
Symptoms of Gall stone, Gallbladder Cancer includes–
- Pain, particularly in upper right portion of the abdomen,
- Abdominal bloating
- Unintentional weight loss
Diagnosis for GBC by Gallbladder Surgeon
Blood Tests: A doctor prescribes blood tests to measure the amount of bilirubin and tumour markers in a Gallbladder Cancer suspected person’s blood. A high level of bilirubin and tumour markers like CEA and CA 19-9 suggests gallbladder cancer.
Imaging Tests: Imaging tests employ sound waves, x-rays or magnetic fields to form pictures of the inside of a person’s body. There are several reasons to perform imaging tests:
- Find out suspicious areas that might harbour cancer
- It helps a doctor to manoeuvre a biopsy needle into a suspicious area to take a sample for testing
- To find out the cancer stage
- It helps make informed treatment decisions
- To help find out whether treatment is working
- To look for signs of cancer recurrence after treatment
A Gallbladder cancer doctor prescribes the following tests to people suspected of having GBC –
- CT Scan
- MRI Scan
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