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What is Gallbladder Cancer?

Description of the disease:

Gallbladder cancer is a malignant tumor that begins in the tissues of the gallbladder. It can spread to nearby organs and can be difficult to diagnose at an early stage.


  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Flat cell carcinoma


  • Pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting


The exact causes of gallbladder cancer are unknown, but risk factors may include female gender, age, obesity, presence of gallstones, and others.


Diagnosis includes examination, ultrasound, CT, MRI, biopsy, and other methods.


Treatment may include surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc.


Prevention includes a healthy lifestyle, weight control, and avoiding harmful habits.


For diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder cancer, consult an oncologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.