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  • Good evening Azd1, sorry to hear this news, please, please do not feel so down about the diagnoses, it sounds as if they have found this and acting on it quite quickly. I would wait until you and the consultant get the PET scan done as this will show more clearly what is happening, it seems contained in one area so thats good news and not signs of spreading. If all goes according to plan you will be able to live your life as normal, im sure they will do their best to stop it from spreading elsewhere once they remove the tumour followed by the radiotherapy. As i stated earlier once they get the scan results they will have a bigger and clearer picture of what has to be done. Please talk to one of your team or your Dr as they will help you through this uncertain stage, i know that waiting is one of the hardest parts so hang on in their, wishing you all the very best.Take care.

                                                                                                   Chris x 

    Its sometimes not easy but its worth it ! 

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  • Thankyou for replying Chris, those words are very reassuring, I guess I’m just very scared of the whole spreading process but I think that’s because I’m diving down deep into google and reading stuff about how nasty gallbladder cancer can be, the hardest part is the wait! 

  • You are welcome, this is why we discourage people from looking up symptoms on Google as its so misleading, please try and avoid it if possible. I know its a scary time for you being so young as well although being young can be an advantage as recovery can be a lot quicker and easier. I had my first operation in 2008 when i was 48 and will be 60 in December. Stay strong and positive, here if you need to chat. Have a nice evening.

                                                                            Chris 

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  • Hi Azd1,

    I hope you are doing well. What size was your polyp? Did you have several polyps or just one? Did you have any symptoms?

    I have several polyps that grew so i will be having surgery to have my gallbladder removed. I am quite scared as you were.

    Riccardo

  • Hi Ricardo 

    so I had only the one polyp but it was really big, about 2/3 the size of my gallbladder, no symptoms and it was only really detected through blood work followed by a CT scan

    Please let me know if you require anymore information 

  • Hi Azd1,

    How was the liver surgery and how is the chemotherapy going? Any side effects? I am very anxious.

    Riccardo

  • Hi Chris,

    I am glad you reached age 60 which is 12 years after your operation when you were 48. Why did you need surgery? Did you have polyps too like Azd1 and myself?

    Riccardo

  • Hi, the gallbladder surgery was ok, recovered around a weeks time, the liver resection was a lot more rough, around 3-6 months till I was myslelf again fully, no chemotherapy, as they did not find any cancer cells in the liver or lymph node 

  • Hi, ok I am so happy for you that they did not find any cancer in the liver or lymph nodes so no chemotherapy. So do you have any follow up treatment or tests?

    Riccardo

  • Hey Ricardo and Azd1, I have no idea how I missed this thread. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Gallbladder cancer in 2016, but I was 46 not 25!! If either of you want to chat about the ins and outs of gallbladder cancer I'm happy to share my story...

    It's 7 years since my first diagnosis but I'm still alive, incurable but not dying, living with, not dying of.. I'm happy to chat about anything related to Gallbladder cancer x