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Gallbladder cancer


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

Symptoms of gallbladder cancer can include your eyes or skin turning yellow, losing weight, a lump or pain in your tummy and feeling or being sick.

Anyone can get gallbladder cancer. Women, people over 75 and those with other conditions affecting the gallbladder may be more likely to get it.

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

Gallbladder cancer can be diagnosed using tests such as blood tests, scans, a biopsy or a small operation called a laparoscopy.

Treatment for gallbladder cancer depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

If you have gallbladder cancer, you can get support from your specialist team and charities like Macmillan Cancer Support and Maggie's.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970