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What is gallbladder cancer? - Gallbladder cancer

Diagram of a body highlighting the gallbladder as a small organ under the liver
  • Gallbladder cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the gallbladder.
  • The gallbladder is a small organ in the top part of your tummy that helps you digest your food.
  • Gallbladder cancer is often found when someone is having treatment for another condition, such as gallstones.
  • How serious gallbladder cancer is depends on where it is in the gallbladder, how big it is, if it has spread and your general health.

Important: Important

It's important to get any symptoms of gallbladder cancer checked as soon as possible.

Page last reviewed: 06 May 2020
Next review due: 06 May 2023