Gallbladder cancer is a localized disease and grows progressively. The symptoms may not show up in the early stages. Abdominal pain on one side and feeling sick often are some of the symptoms reported. Gallbladder enlargement is another symptom that could indicate cancer.
HOW IS GALLBLADDER CANCER DIAGNOSED?
As early diagnosis is not possible, people with gallstones are generally considered to be at high risk. A transabdominal ultrasound, CT scan, endoscopic ultrasound, MRI and biopsy may be performed as part of the diagnosis.
HOW IS GALLBLADDER CANCER TREATED?
The cancer can be cured, if it is diagnosed early, by removal of gall bladder, a part of the liver and the affected lymph nodes.
DID YOU KNOW?
A relatively uncommon form of cancer, the Gall bladder cancer is a condition that mostly affects people from the central and South America, central and eastern Europe, Japan and North India. The cancer is also more observed in certain ethnic groups such as Native Americans, Indians and Hispanics.