Cancer of the gallbladder – the organ where bile is concentrated and stored to help the liver digest fats - is a very rare disease, striking fewer than 4,000 Americans each year, mostly adults over 65.
Gallbladder cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages because symptoms typically don't develop until the cancer has grown significantly. Some cases are detected when the gallbladder is removed to treat gallstones and cancer cells are discovered in the tissue.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, talk to us. It's important to learn about your options and take action right away. Survival rates are encouraging when the cancer has not spread to other organs.
City of Hope surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often required to treat gallbladder cancer. Our world-class staff can answer your questions, address your concerns, and deliver a personalized treatment plan with the most innovative, cutting-edge therapies available anywhere.
At City of Hope, we are committed to treating the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, compassionate care. We bring together a broad array of cancer expertise from multiple disciplines, all under one roof:
Plus, your supportive care continues long after treatment is complete. Our specialists will help you adjust to post-treatment diet and lifestyle changes, and our unique family and survivorship programs will assist your loved ones.
Nationally Ranked Cancer Center
As one of a handful of institutes to attain the elite designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute , City of Hope is acknowledged as a leader in gallbladder cancer research and treatment. With our decades of experience, specialized therapy protocols and extensive program of clinical trials, newly diagnosed or relapsed patients can find a treatment regimen that is tailored to their needs and gives them the best chance for survival. U.S. News & World Report also named City of Hope as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.
Every patient is different, with different needs. City of Hope treats you as a valued individual. Our entire team works together to bring you precise, state-of-the-art surgical, radiation, drug and other therapy options that will deliver the best outcome for you. We support you every step of the way, both during treatment and long after, helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery.
Highlights of City of Hope's gallbladder cancer treatment program include:
City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care. If you have been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.