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Gallbladder Cancer article by Ioana Baiu, MD, MPH; Brendan Visser, MD

Gallbladder cancer is an uncommon disease that is associated with gallstones and chronic gallbladder inflammation.

Gallbladder cancer is more common in women, older patients, and Native Americans. Although most people with gallbladder cancer have gallstones, only 1 in 200 people with gallstones develop gallbladder cancer. As the tumors grow, they obstruct the flow of bile from the gallbladder and liver to the intestine. This causes backup of bile into the liver and eventually into the bloodstream, causing… Click here to read more about gallbladder cancer and the symptoms, signs, diagnosis and treatment.¬†