A Month for Gallbladder Cancer: A Case Report of Four Gallbladder Cancers Over a 30-Day Period at a Community Hospital

William Patrick Boyan Jr., Stephen Klepner, Michael Farr, Adam Kopelan, Prakash Paragi, Kevin Clarke


Gallbladder carcinoma is an exceedingly rare and fatal cancer. With stage 1 disease having a 5-year survival of only 50%, a diagnosis of gallbladder cancer carries a grim prognosis. Fortunately, especially in the developed world, it is exceedingly rare. Annual rates are reported as low as 1 - 2.5 per 100,000 people in the United States. Over the past 14 years, Newark Beth Israel in New Jersey has diagnosed 21 patients with gallbladder cancer. The purpose of this case report was to describe four new cases which occurred over a 30-day period in 2015 and review the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment strategies for this terrible disease.

World J Oncol. 2015;6(6):495-498
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/wjon951w


Gallbladder cancer; Radical cholecystectomy

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