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Early detection of bile duct c was posted 11/09/2014 01:59 pm by Helen Comba
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My twin sister was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer this past week. She also has tumors in her liver so a portion of her liver will have to be removed. We have a family history of gall bladder problems that goes back 2 generations. I had my gall bladder removed 21 years ago (due to a stone in the common bile duct) and my older brother had his gall bladder removed 20 years ago. Since then, my brother has had reoccuring problems with stones, although I have not had this. My question is as follows: Is there any endoscopic procedure that would check or test the bile ducts to see if there is inflammation? In other words, is there anything that we can do to try to avoid bile duct cancer since it seems that both my brother and I feel that we are at high risk now for something to happen (we are also aware of family history of gallbladder attacks going back 2 generations on my mother's side of the family). I should mention that I am 63 and my brother is 65. My twin sister is, of course, also 63. Thank you for your help.

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