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Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder is a cancer that's found anywhere in the gallbladder, a small organ in the top part of your tummy that helps you digest your food.

Symptoms of gallbladder cancer include jaundice, losing weight, a high temperature, feeling or being sick, and pain, swelling or a lump in your tummy.

Anyone can get gallbladder cancer. It's often linked to lifestyle. Women, those over 75 or those with certain conditions may be more likely to get it.

Gallbladder cancer is not always preventable. But healthy lifestyle changes like not smoking and losing weight can lower your chances of getting it.

Gallbladder cancer is often treatable. Your treatment plan will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of gallbladder cancer include jaundice, losing weight, a high temperature, feeling or being sick, and pain, swelling or a lump in your tummy.

Main symptoms of gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer may not have any symptoms, or they might be hard to spot.

Symptoms of gallbladder cancer include:

Other symptoms can affect your digestion, such as:

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Gallbladder cancer is often treatable. Your treatment plan will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Medical treatments

Gallbladder cancer is often treatable, but it can be difficult to treat.

The treatment you have will depend on:

  • the size and type of gallbladder cancer you have
  • where it is
  • if it has spread
  • your general health

It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

The specialist care team looking after you will:

  • explain the treatments, benefits and side effects
  • work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for you
  • help you manage any side effects, including changes to your diet to help you digest your food

Read more on the NHS website.

Gallbladder cancer is not always preventable. But healthy lifestyle changes like not smoking and losing weight can lower your chances of getting it.

Read more on the NHS website.

Anyone can get gallbladder cancer. It's often linked to lifestyle. Women, those over 75 or those with certain conditions may be more likely to get it.

Read more on the NHS website.