Gallbladder cancer symptoms typically do not appear until the disease has progressed, making it difficult to detect this type of cancer early. However, being aware of the symptoms that may appear can help you receive a diagnosis and treatment sooner rather than later. Some of the most common symptoms of gallbladder cancer include:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Lumps or swelling in the stomach
Do these symptoms mean I have cancer?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have gallbladder cancer. In fact, it is much more likely that your symptoms are caused by another condition, as there are many other disorders that are more common and can produce similar symptoms. Therefore, it is important to consult with a physician to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Diagnostic and treatment services at Moffitt Cancer Center
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we provide our patients with a comprehensive range of diagnostic services, treatments and supportive care in a single, convenient location. Our team is dedicated to advancing cancer research and improving treatment options, which has earned us the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
Whether you have already received a cancer diagnosis and are looking for a second opinion or you recently started experiencing gallbladder cancer symptoms, Moffitt can provide the diagnostic services you’re looking for. Additionally, should your results indicate that you have gallbladder cancer, the multispecialty team that makes up our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program will collaborate as a tumor board to ensure you receive an individualized treatment plan that is specifically tailored for your unique cancer.
To discuss your gallbladder cancer symptoms with an expert at Moffitt, schedule an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or filling out a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients with or without a referral.