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Will someone help my dear father?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 11, 2006
  • 02:25 PM

I am seeking a second opinion desperately on the suggested diagnosis of gall bladder cancer of my father. My father was found victim of GIST in stomach last Aug. 2005. Operation was successful. However, last month, with PET scan, doctor advised possible recurrence in gallbladder. My father has heart problem found after the operation last year with cardiac catheterization report stating hypokinesia of lat. wall with ischaemia and thinning of inf. wall and septal region, EF 52%, mod. MR, LA/RA dilated.

Here is report quoted from the first part of the report for PET Scan done on 26 June 2006:
Clinical history: History of gastric GIST of fundus with wedge excision performed Aug. 2005. Post-op given Glivec 400 mg daily. Recent follow-up PET scan showed increase activity over RUQ. CT abdomen taken gallbladder wall ? recurrence. However EUS showed only suggestive of GB inflammation. No mas for FNA. Need for follow-up CT scan of abdomen to monitor change of GB / liver status.

Should I continue with the full radiological report?
I await anxiously for your kind advice before proceeding.
Many thanks in advance!!!

Yours truly,
Tina Chan

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  • You would probably have to provide more info for someone to respond. How old is your father? What is the current prognosis? Have the doctors looked at H Pylori Bacter? This can be implicated in heart and gastrointestinal diseases. Blessings to you and yours!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 08:14 PM
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  • I have been reading a lot about gall bladder polyps and gall bladder cancer recently and have been able to find a lot of fairly readable medical journals online that discuss gall bladder cancer. Some of these articles are available in abstract form online, but one can get an idea from the abstract and then track the article down in a decent university library. At first, I was afraid that the doctors would think I was a know it all when I started citing medical journals- but lets face it, my particular insurance company (kaiser) cuts corners all around and has been accused of giving bonuses to doctors who do NOT refer. In this age of cut-throat medicine, I believe I had better try to do as much research on my own as possible. Anyhow, of note to me in these journal articles was the issue of gall bladder removal once the gall bladder is cancerous. There seems to be an issue of transmission of cancerous cells. You might want to start with this link: http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/tumor/pancreasdiseases/web%20pages/BILIARY%20SYSTEM/Gallbladder%20cancer.htmland then move on to searching the pages for journal articles on gall bladder cancer at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govbest regards,Tammy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 01:35 AM
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