Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms
Possible signs of gallbladder cancer include jaundice, pain, and fever.
 
These and other symptoms may be caused by gallbladder cancer. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur:
 
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).
 
  • Pain above the stomach.
 
  • Fever.
 
  • Nausea and vomiting.
 
  • Bloating.
 
  • Lumps in the abdomen.
 
 
Gallbladder cancer is difficult to detect and diagnose early for the following reasons:
 
  • There aren't any noticeable signs or symptoms in the early stages of gallbladder cancer.
 
  • The symptoms of gallbladder cancer, when present, are like the symptoms of many other illnesses.
 
  • The gallbladder is hidden behind the liver.
 
 
Gallbladder cancer is sometimes found when the gallbladder is removed for other reasons. Patients with gallstones rarely develop gallbladder cancer.