Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer

Second Opinions & Consultation Services

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Medicine & OncologyDan Laheru, M.D.
PathologyPedram Argani, M.D.
Ralph H. Hruban, M.D.
SurgeryJohn L. Cameron, M.D.

For Patients: Get a Pathology second opinion
For Physicians: Anatomic Pathology consultations

Accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure the most effective TREATMENT. Here are just two examples:

Cancer or Benign
Surprisingly, it is often difficult to be sure if a bile duct tumor is a benign reaction to another process (for example, an infection or a stent) or a malignant cancer. Treatment and prognosis hinge upon this crucial distinction. The pathology of the gallbladder and bile ducts is exceedingly complex and therefore a second opinion is often advisable.

Type of Cancer
Is the cancer derived from the bile ducts, the main cells of the liver/hepatocycle or from anoter site( e.g., a lung carcinoma that has spread to the bilary tree) While the pathology can look very similar, the treatment for these conditions is often very different. We offer consultative diagnostic interpretation of pathologic materials derived from the gallbladder and bile ducts by specialists in this field: Drs. Pedram Argani and Ralph Hruban.