Gallbladder Cancer Staging
The staging of Gallbladder Cancer
Stage Ⅰ: cancer tissue is confined to mucosa, which means it belongs to primary cancer. Surgery can be done with good effect.
StageⅡ: Cancer tissue has invaded muscular layer. After surgery, the patient’s 5 year survival rate may reach 20%-30%.
Stage Ⅲ: cancer tissue has invaded the whole gallbladder wall. After surgery, the patient’s 5 year survival rate may reach 20%-30%.
Stage Ⅳ: cancer tissue has invaded the whole gallbladder wall and surrounding lymph nodes. Some patients in this stage are applicable to surgical removal, but overall treatment effect is not good. Small part of patients can live more than 5 years.
StageⅤ: Cancer tissue has directly invaded liver and other organs so it means the cancer cells have spread to whole body. Generally speaking, patient in this stage can hardly live more than one year.
There are few symptoms and no specificity in early gallbladder cancer, but early detection and early treatment is the key to increase survival rate. As mentioned above, active surgery has certain significance for improvement of survival rate. If you suspect yourself for developing gallbladder cancer and you cannot distinguish between normal and abnormal signs, you need to ask for help from doctor as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, immediate treatment should be done so as to prevent it getting worse.
Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer
1. simple cholecystectomy
2. extended cholecystectomy
3.partial resection of adjacent organs
Radiation therapy: targeting at locally residual or recurrent lesions, high-energy ray can kill cancer cells.
Chemotherapy: by orally taken or intravascular injection, agents can reach every part of body along with blood flow so as to play a role in fighting against cancer.
Targeted therapy: according to the site, design the corresponding treatments or drugs to kill tumor cells. Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy
Combining pathological mechanism of gallbladder cancer with specific anticancer medicine plays a role in clearing heat and detoxifying as well as killing cancer cells. Chinese medicine therapy not only focuses on local treatment but also the conditioning of systemic function. Through orally taken and arterial infusion, Chinese medicine can reinforce the healthy qi and eliminate the pathogenic factors, tonify qi and nourish blood, harmonize spleen and stomach so as to improve patient’s immunity and also fight against cancer cells.
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