An extremely rare cancer which originates in the gall bladder (The pear-shaped organ that sits below the liver. The gall-bladder stores bile, which aids in the digestion of fat containing foods).

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Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Gallbladder cancer rarely produces signs and symptoms in the early stages. When symptoms do appear, they often resemble those of other, more common, gallbladder problems such as gallstones or infectio...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. Its main function is to store bile, a bitter, yellow-green fluid that''s produced in the live...
Source: MayoClinic

Gallbladder Cancer Prevention

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Prevention
... Although it''s usually not possible to prevent gallbladder and bile duct cancers, you can take steps to reduce your risk. In general, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can lower your risk...
Source: MayoClinic

Gallbladder Cancer Treatment

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Complications
... Gallbladder and bile duct tumors can cause a number of complications including: Nausea and vomiting. These signs and symptoms, along with jaundice, can result when a tumor blocks the common bile duct....
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Treatment for biliary tract cancers depends on the type and stage of cancer as well as on your age, overall health, feelings and personal preferences. Especially when cancer is advanced, choosing a tr...
Source: MayoClinic

Gallbladder Cancer Support

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Coping skills
... Learning you have any life-threatening illness can be devastating. But coping with a diagnosis of biliary tract cancer can be especially difficult. The more advanced the disease when it''s discovered,...
Source: MayoClinic

Gallbladder Cancer Other

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Gallbladder Cancer
... What is cancer of the gallbladder? Cancer of the gallbladder, an uncommon cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancers are relatively rare in the United States. When they do occur, these cancers of the biliary tract affect a disproportionate number of American Indians, Alaska n...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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