Biliary tract cancer
Biliary tract cancer: Introduction
Biliary tract cancer: Cancer that develops in the gallbladder or bile ducts.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Biliary tract cancer is available below.
Symptoms of Biliary tract cancer
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symptoms of Biliary tract cancer
Treatments for Biliary tract cancer
- Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, biliary drainage, liver transplant
- Complete resection
- Surgical, endoscopic or percutaneous management of obstructive jaundice for inoperable tumors
- Chemotherapy - may have a limited role
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Biliary tract cancer:
- Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Biliary tract cancer?
Biliary tract cancer: Complications
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Causes of Biliary tract cancer
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Biliary tract cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Biliary tract cancer
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....read more »
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Biliary tract cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Biliary tract cancer
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Biliary tract cancer: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Biliary tract cancer
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Biliary tract cancer: Animations
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Prognosis for Biliary tract cancer
Prognosis for Biliary tract cancer:
Usually the cancer isn't detected until later sages when it is untreatable. Early detection improves prognosis.
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Research about Biliary tract cancer
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Statistics for Biliary tract cancer
Biliary tract cancer: Broader Related Topics
Types of Biliary tract cancer
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Definitions of Biliary tract cancer:
Biliary tract cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Biliary tract cancer, or a subtype of Biliary tract cancer,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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