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Are you at the risk of Gallbladder Cancer?

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Posted in: Cancer by Dr. Tarang Krishna

As February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month, so it is the best time to get educated about these cancers.  Though these cancers are rare, but worth learning about. Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the gallbladder. Gallbladder is located below the liver & stores bile until it is needed by the digestive system. Bile is a greenish-yellow fluid produced by the liver which helps in digesting fatty-foods. Gallbladder Cancer does not usually cause symptoms in the early stages.  About 9 out of 10 Gallbladder Cancers are Adenocarcinomas. It is a cancer that starts in the cells with gland- like properties that line many internal & external surfaces of the body. Subtypes include papillary, nodular, and tubular, depending on the appearance of the tumor cells. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests for such cancers, so knowing about the signs / symptoms and understanding risk factors are important. While the majority of Gallbladder cancers are detected /diagnosed in the advanced stages, there are some steps/ precautions you can take to minimize the risks. Following risk factors make a person more likely to develop Gallbladder Cancer:

  1. Gallstones: This is the most common risk factor. Such stones are hard, rock-like collection of cholesterol that form in the gallbladder and can cause chronic Inflammation.
  2. Obesity: Obesity is a major risk factor for gallstones. Patients with Gallbladder cancer are more often overweight.
  3. Older Age: Such type of cancer is mainly seen in older people, but younger people can also be affected by this.
  4. Porcelain Gallbladder: It is a condition in which the wall of the gallbladder becomes covered with calcium deposits. This condition may have a higher risk of developing Gallbladder Cancer.
  5. Female Gender:  Gallstones & Gallbladder Inflammation are the major risk for gallbladder cancer & are more common in women than in men.
  6. Gallbladder Polyps: It is a growth that bulges from the surface of inner gallbladder wall.

Sign and Symptoms of gallbladder cancer, are not present until the later stages of gallbladder cancer, but in some cases they may lead to an early diagnosis.  Treatment is more effective in the early stages. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Abdominal Pain: Most people with gallbladder cancer have abdominal pain. Most often it is in upper right of the abdomen.
  • and/or Vomiting: Many people with gallbladder cancer report vomiting as a symptom.
  • Jaundice:  Some patients with gallbladder cancer have jaundice when they are diagnosed.
  • Gallbladder Enlargement: Enlargement of gallbladder is another symptom which aids in cancer detection.
  • Other Symptoms: Less common symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, severe itching,


Cancer Healer provides effective treatment for Gallbladder Cancer and brings marked improvement even at the last stages using immunotherapy.  If you are facing gallbladder cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, information & services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.  

About The Author

Dr. Tarang Krishna - Cancer Specialist

Dr. Tarang Krishna

Dr. Tarang Krishna, Director at Cancer Healer Center, is the perfect epitome of perseverance and dedication.

He has an impressive educational background to his credit. He completed his under-graduation in Medicine and Surgery from Pune, India and did his MD (Hom) from Agra University, India.Thesis on MD was on "Treatment of cancer" where he presented cases of almost 100 patients and the response of the medicines in the treatment of cancer. He then completed his Ph.d in Oncology from the United Kingdom and his thesis on the ‘Efficacy of Medicines in the Treatment of Cancer’ is greatly commemorated and honored.

He befittingly represents alternate medicine and has contributed significantly towards the development and research of immunotherapy.

Through his nationwide chain of “Cancer Healer Center” clinics he strives to offer superior cancer treatment, using immunotherapy.

09 Feb, 2014
  • joon park   Mar 29, 4 years ago

    Dear! Dr. Krishna! My mother was recently founded she has gallbladder cancer spread to lymph node already. I have a question. Is immunotherapy effective to my mother case(gallbladder cancer). The treatment is not known well to South Korea. I am very desperate...thank you!

    • Cancer Healer Center   Apr 14, 4 years ago

      Hello ,

      We understand your concern regarding the concerned's health and will be more than happy to help you. For specific queries like this, we'd suggest you send us the copy of the reports with the query here:

      You may also leave your contact details with us and our experts will get in touch with you.

      Also, our centers are spread across the country at four centers. Here is the list of addresses with contact numbers.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks and Regards.
      Cancer Healer Team

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