An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gallbladder Cancer

Cancer of the gallbladder — the organ where bile is concentrated and stored to help the liver digest fats — is a very rare disease. Gallbladder cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages because symptoms typically don't develop until the cancer has grown significantly.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, contact the experts here at City of Hope. Inroads are being made in the treatment of gallbladder cancer, and seeking medical care at a comprehensive cancer center provides the experience and options necessary to successfully attack this rare but serious disease.

Request a consultation

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 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Our Expertise

For over a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country. Patients who seek treatment or second opinions here will have the most experienced doctors and therapy options such as clinical trials of promising drugs or minimally invasive surgical techniques that can reduce side effects and recovery time. City of Hope, located near Los Angeles with clinical network locations throughout Southern California, brings together a broad array of cancer expertise from multiple disciplines, all under one roof.

Highlights of our gallbladder program include:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and mapping tools
  • Renowned surgeons with specialized gallbladder cancer expertise
  • Robotically assisted surgery using the da Vinci system
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
  • Ultraprecise radiation therapy including helical TomoTherapy
  • Chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy
  • Pioneering drug research and clinical trials


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