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Gallbladder/Bile Duct Cancer


Cancer that forms in tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ below the liver that collects and stores bile (a fluid made by the liver to digest fat). Gallbladder cancer begins in the innermost layer of tissue and spreads through the outer layers as it grows.


The main types of treatments include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy drugs; immunotherapy, & palliative therapy.

Side Effects*

Side effects may include: sunburn-like symptoms, nausea & vomiting, diarrhea; fatigue; liver damage; hair loss; mouth/throat sores; rash on hands/feet, appetite loss, easily bruised.

The information contained in the Treatments and Side Effects sections are for informational purposes only. As with any cancer type, treatments and side effects can differ by patient. Please consult your oncologist for the specific treatments and side effects for your specific cancer.