Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease in which malignant cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder, the pear-shaped organ that lies just under the liver in the upper abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a fluid made by the liver to digest fat.

Being a woman can increase the risk of developing gallbladder cancer as does being a Native American.

In 2022, an estimated 12,130 new cases of gallbladder cancer and other biliary cancers will be diagnosed and some 4,400 adults will die of these cancers in the United States, according to federal data.

Gallbladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

Source: National Cancer Institute