Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer is a cancer that starts in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ under the liver. Both the liver and the gallbladder are behind the right lower ribs. The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile, a fluid made in the liver.
Risk Factors
  • Gallstones – most common factor.
  • Porcelain gallbladder – a condition in which the wall of the gallbladder becomes covered with calcium deposits.
  • Female gender – common in women.
  • Obesity – more common in overweight people.
  • Older age
  • Abnormalities of the bile ducts
  • Gallbladder polyps
  • Industrial and environmental chemicals
gallbladder cancer
Symptoms
  • Abdominal (belly) pain.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Jaundice.
  • Lumps in the belly.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weight loss.
  • Swelling in the abdomen.
  • Fever.
  • Dark urine.
  • Light colored or greasy stools.
Treatment
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Palliative therapy