Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder cancer is cancer that begins in the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is difficult to diagnose because it often causes no specific signs or symptoms. Also, the relatively hidden nature of the gallbladder makes it easier for gallbladder cancer to grow without being detected. When gallbladder cancer is discovered at its earliest stages, the chance for a cure is very good.

  • Smoking
  • Family History
  • Gallstones
  • Women are more likely to develop gallbladder cancer when compared to men
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • Fever
  • Itchy skin