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    Living With Cancer: Understanding gallbladder cancer

a medical illustration of gallbladder cancerGallbladder cancer: Diagnosis and treatment
If you've been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, you may have a number of questions. What can you expect at a particular stage of gallbladder cancer? What treatment options are available? What should you ask your doctor? How can you cope? Here's what you need to know.

'Magic mouthwash': Effective for chemotherapy mouth sores? 
"Magic mouthwash" is the term given to a solution used to treat mouth sores caused by some forms of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These sores can be extremely painful and can result in an inability to eat, speak or swallow. "Magic mouthwash" may provide some relief, but it's unclear how effective it is. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist.

Mammograms and dense breasts 
Dense breasts can make mammograms more difficult to interpret, but the images still are helpful in finding cancer and other breast abnormalities. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic family physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.