Gallbladder Cancer in Thibodaux, LA

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The gallbladder is an organ located below your liver in the upper abdomen. Gallbladder cancer develops when cancer cells form within the organ. The outside of the gallbladder is comprised of 4 layers. These layers include the mucosal layer, the muscle layer, the connective tissue layer, and the outer serosal layer. Gallbladder cancer often begins in the mucosal layer and then spreads throughout the organ. If you fear you are at risk for gallbladder cancer or have been diagnosed with it, please contact one of our Thibodaux, LA locations immediately to be assessed by a Digestive Health Center GI provider.

The cause of gallbladder cancer is not yet known, but certain risk factors can increase your likelihood of developing this type of cancer. Women are more likely to develop this type of cancer than men. Some of the other risk factors include:

  • Have primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Commonly have cysts in your bile ducts
  • Are overweight
  • Have gallbladder polyps, inflammation, and/or infections
  • Eat an unhealthy diet

Gallbladder cancer is often difficult to diagnose early because there are no obvious symptoms associated with this type of cancer. When the symptoms do present, they are very similar to the symptoms of other less concerning GI conditions. Symptoms of gallbladder cancer include:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal lumps
  • Bloating
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Jaundice

At Digestive Health Center, our providers are dedicated to helping you understand the risk factors and symptoms of gallbladder cancer.

The type of treatment rendered by your Thibodaux, LA provider will depend on what stage of cancer you are in. Common treatments for gallbladder cancer include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Your provider will assess your symptoms and condition before determining what treatment plan will be best for you. Once a treatment plan has been determined, your provider will address any of your concerns to ensure you are receiving specialized care for gallbladder cancer.

If you are at a greater risk for developing gallbladder cancer or if you are experiencing symptoms of it, it may be time to connect with a Thibodaux, LA GI specialist. Our providers are dedicated to finding the most cutting-edge and innovative treatments to fight gallbladder cancer. Trust our team to create a specialized treatment plan for you or your loved one. To request a consultation at your nearest Digestive Health Center location, contact our team today.

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