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Can gallstones cause cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

While gallstones are associated with an increased risk for cancer, it is not said to cause cancer. Eight out of ten people with gallbladder cancer also have gallstones. However, gallbladder cancer is quite rare, so your risk for cancer is still very low.

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