A diagnosis of gallbladder cancer can feel overwhelming, leaving you unsure of what steps you need to take next. If you recently received a cancer diagnosis and don’t know where to begin, the following information may help guide you through this challenging time.
Some steps to take following your gallbladder cancer diagnosis
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it is important to:
- Talk to friends or family members. There are a lot of emotions that can come up after being diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment and going through the recovery process. Having close friends or family members whom you can talk to and rely on for support as you deal with gallbladder cancer can help you through the challenges ahead.
- Learn about your condition and treatment options. Researching gallbladder cancer and learning as much as you can about this condition and the treatment options available can help you gain a better sense of what’s happening and what you can expect.
- Ask your physician lots of questions. While browsing online can give you a general idea about your condition, there’s no replacement for personalized medical advice from a physician who’s familiar with your individual condition. As you think of questions, write them down and bring them with you during follow-up appointments.
How Moffitt can help you
Moffitt Cancer Center provides comprehensive treatment and supportive care services for patients with all types of cancer. The multispecialty team that makes up our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program collaborates as a tumor board, ensuring our patients receive individualized treatment plans developed with multiple treatment perspectives in mind. From the initial diagnosis to follow-up care after treatment, the experts at Moffitt are dedicated to helping you overcome cancer.
If you’d like a second opinion about a gallbladder cancer diagnosis or are interested in receiving treatment at Moffitt, fill out a new patient registration form or call 1-888-663-3488 to schedule an appointment. No referral is necessary.