Although not very common, Gall bladder and liver cancer are aggressive cancers that can be successfully treated with surgical treatment in early stages.
Gall bladder and liver cancer will present with vague symptoms in the early stages and often this cancer may be entirely asymptomatic and detected by accident during imaging for another ailment or after surgery for benign gall bladder disorder like inflammation or stone. Sometimes patients may present with loss of appetite, lethargy, and lump in abdomen or jaundice.
Certain tumor markers like CA 19-9 or CEA, detected in blood along with imaging modalities like CT scan or PET CT scan can diagnose and stage gall bladder and liver cancer. As in other cancers, it may not be always possible or required to obtain a histopathological diagnosis of the gall bladder and Liver cancers and the Liver Cancer Treatment in Pune can be initiated on the basis of clinical and radiological findings which may be contributory.
Surgery for Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment in Pune in the form of removal of gall bladder along with the affected liver segment or removal of a part of the liver comprises the surgical treatment of gall bladder and liver cancer. Radical cholecystectomy and hepatectomy are supra major surgical procedures that are performed by surgeons trained in them. They can be done by the open approach or the minimal access approach, but it is important to remember that a wide excision of the tumor without any spillage will be the cornerstone of achieving a better outcome. Often, surgical treatment may be followed by adjuvant chemotherapy to improve local control and prevent metastases.
In unresectable and metastatic cases, the emphasis would be on reduction of jaundice by stenting if possible, palliation of pain, taking care of nutrition, and slowing down the growth of the tumor by chemoembolization or radiofrequency ablation.
Dr. Amit Parasnis has been trained in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment in Pune and Liver Cancer Treatment in Pune and makes every effort to deliver appropriate treatment and achieve the best results in cancer.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.