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Gallbladder cancer symptoms

My grandmother recently passed away from gallbladder cancer and i have a lot of questions about her death. I feel like they made her pass away faster then she was suppose to. I can be wrong but i would like to investigate my grandmother death because something doesnt seem right. She was 75 year old and the doctor just found out she had gallbladder cancer and they had surgery on her and tried to cut it and he said it spreaded. I thought thats very high risk with her being that old. Ever scince then my poor grandmother. Could not eat,talk,smile she couldnt even open her eyes.they put her in hospice she didnt even stay in their for a week she passed within 2days. I want to get to the bottom of this because it doesnt sound right. She couldnt even say anything to any of her kids and grandkids before she passed away. Someone please help me!
Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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Gall bladder cancers are silent killers. By the time the cancer is detected the tumor will have usually spread to the liver making treatment futile and survival poor. Surgery attemts at removing as much of the tumor mass as possible in order to reduce the tumor load so as to prolong life and make the residual tumor more susceptible to anti cancer drugs.Overall prognosis in gall bladder tumors is very poor.
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Kapali Neelamekam's  Response
Gall bladder cancers if inoperable they do not live long.There is loads of co-morbid problems when they are jaundiced due to tumor infiltration.It is usually the associated medical problems with sepsis caused death.
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Gallbladder cancer symptoms

Gall bladder cancers are silent killers. By the time the cancer is detected the tumor will have usually spread to the liver making treatment futile and survival poor. Surgery attemts at removing as much of the tumor mass as possible in order to reduce the tumor load so as to prolong life and make the residual tumor more susceptible to anti cancer drugs.Overall prognosis in gall bladder tumors is very poor.