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    caregiverac asked a questionGallbladder Cancer

    Gall Bladder Cancer initial diagnosis, 8 months later 2nd opinion says Bile Cancer or Liver....is that common?

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      cldunn5

      I would do the biopsy. I have cholangiocarcinoma which is bile duct cancer. Although this is a rare cancer, for some reason there has been a sharp increase in cases. The earlier it is detected the better the chances of survival are. Actually from what I understand, the only chance of cure is through resection. I had a liver resection and they removed my gallbladder at the same time. It had not spread to the gallbladder yet though. Best of luck to you and please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any help

      over 4 years ago
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      I would definitely go with the liver biopsy. I had one before I got a definite diagnosis, and it was really easy!

      almost 4 years ago
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      I have gall bladder cancer and the tumour spread to the liver. i had a biopsy done within a few weeks of been diagnosed. It was quick and painless and did help the doctors recommend treatment.

      almost 2 years ago
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    caregiverac asked a questionGallbladder Cancer

    Just starting Tarceva, at what stage do any of the side effects start to take effect....day wise?

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      susie81610

      Iam on herceptin and have no side effects at all from it. No effects when getting it through my port every 21 days. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
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      So far after 20 days no side effects with Tarceva....but recently had 2nd opinion Diagnosis. Now they think it is not Gall Bladder, but Bile Duct or other unknown source.....We have to make the decision to run further tests as there has always been a 9 cm tumor on the Liver, never had biopsy(always questioned that, no valid response). May have to switch Oncologists OR get initial Oncologist to review.....Any advice?

      over 4 years ago
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      greenebeane

      My husband's side effects started after about a week.

      about 4 years ago