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Gallbladder cancer
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Gallbladder cancer is a rare type of cancer which forms in the gallbladder. It is most common in central and South America, central and eastern Europe, China, Japan and northern India. It is also common in certain ethnic groups e.g. Native Americans, Indians and Hispanics.[1]

If it is diagnosed early enough, it can be cured by removing the gallbladder, part of the liver and lymph nodes. Most often it is found after symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice and vomiting occur, and it has spread to other organs such as the liver.[2][3]


  1. Kapoor VK, McMichael AJ (2003). "Gallbladder cancer: an 'Indian' disease". Natl Med J India 16 (4): 209–13. PMID 14606770 . 
  2. Hsing AW, Gao YT, Han TQ (December 2007). "Gallstones and the risk of biliary tract cancer: a population-based study in China". Br. J. Cancer 97 (11): 1577–82. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6604047 . PMC 2360257 . PMID 18000509 . 
  3. Barbhuiya M, Singh T, Gupta S, Shrivastav B, Tiwari P (2009). "Incidence of gall bladder cancer in rural and semiurban population of north central India: A first insight". Internet Journal of Epidemiology 7 (2).