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Gallbladder cancer is a rare, slow growing cancer that affects about 6,000 people in the United States every year. Because there are usually few early signs – and the symptoms can be similar to many other illnesses – the cancer is generally found when it is in an advanced stage. The gallbladder’s function is to store bile, an enzyme used during digestion to break down fats.

Symptoms

  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Severe itching
  • Black, tarry stools
 
 
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