Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FOCUS -

Al­though rel­a­tively rare, gall­blad­der cancer is a very in­va­sive form of cancer. Signs and symp­toms are sim­i­lar to those of gall­stones, and they usu­ally ap­pear only af­ter the cancer has spread. Early gall­blad­der cancer is of­ten only dis­cov­ered when the gall­blad­der is re­moved to treat gall­stones. The ex­act cause of gall­blad­der cancer isn’t clear, but peo­ple with gall­stones are four to five times more likely to have gall­blad­der cancer than are peo­ple with­out stones. Re­mov­ing the gall­blad­der and pos­si­bly some sur­round­ing tis­sue may cure can­cers that are found early.

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