Gallbladder Cancer FAQs
It’s normal to have quite a few questions after being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. You may be wondering how far your cancer has spread, what your treatment options are or what the general survival rate is. You might also be wondering about clinical trials or where to turn for supportive care.
In order to get the most individualized, up-to-date information, you’ll want to find an oncologist who specializes in treating gallbladder cancer. He or she can give you more tailored advice than someone who only treats a few cases of gallbladder cancer per year. A specialist can also take your specific diagnosis into account and give you more relevant answers about your treatment options and prognosis. That’s why, at Moffitt Cancer Center, we encourage our patients to consult with our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists and supportive care providers. We’re committed to providing comprehensive guidance at every step of the way and empowering our patients to become active participants in the treatment process.
If you’re still in the process of learning more about your diagnosis, the following articles can help:
- Three things to do after being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer
- What are the risks of gallbladder surgery?
- What are the most common symptoms of gallbladder cancer?
- Five questions to ask before gallbladder cancer surgery
- What will recovery from gallbladder cancer surgery entail?
- Do the different stages of gallbladder cancer show different symptoms?
- How is gallbladder cancer detected?
If you have any other questions that you’d like to ask our gallbladder cancer treatment team, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online to request an appointment. You do not need a physician’s referral.