Abnormal growth of cells that occurs in the gallbladder leads to gallbladder cancer. Just beneath the Liver, on the right side of the abdomen, there is a small, pear-shaped organ which is the Gallbladder. It is the gallbladder that stores bile that is a digestive fluid that is produced by the liver. Gallbladder cancer is rare. If gallbladder cancer is detected at the early stages it might be curable. But most of the time gallbladder cancer is found at a late stage it is when the prognosis is often very poor. It is difficult to discover Gallbladder cancer since it shows no symptoms or signs. It is easier for gallbladder cancer to grow without being detected because of its relatively hidden nature.
Factors that can increase the risk of gallbladder cancer include:
A history of gallstones.
Other gallbladder diseases and conditions
Inflammation of the bile ducts.
Gallbladder cancer signs and symptoms may include:
The initial goal of treatment of gall bladder cancer is surgical removal of the gall bladder along with a part of liver, but when that isn’t possible, other modes of oncological therapies, like chemotherapy or radiation therapy, may help control the spread of the disease.
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