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Encyclopedia > Gallbladder cancer

Bold textA more uncommon cancer predominate in females, if found early on before symptoms, can be cured by removing Gallbladder, most often it is found after symptoms occur (abdominal pain, Jaundice) and has spread to other organs such as liver and the outlook at this point is poor. A rare cancer that is still being studied and thought to be related to gallstones building up..which also can lead to calcification of the gallbladder which is known as Porcelain gallbladder...porcelain gallbladder is also rare and most people with porcelain gallbladder also have gallbladder cancer..the conection is uncertain...and outlook is poor for recovery if cancer is found after syptoms have started to occur.


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Gallbladder Cancer Treatment - National Cancer Institute (1489 words)
Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder.
Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder.
ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography): A procedure used to x-ray the ducts (tubes) that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and from the gallbladder to the small intestine.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Gallbladder Cancer Information and Treatment Options (545 words)
Cancer of the gallbladder, a rare form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder.
The gallbladder is actually and extension of the bile duct that carries bile from the liver to the intestine.
Surgery to remove the gallbladder, called a cholecystectomy, is the most common treatment for gallbladder cancer, since your gallbladder is not a vital (essential for life) organ.
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