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What increases my risk for gallbladder cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Risk factors for gallbladder cancer include age, female gender, family history, inflammation of the gallbladder, and history of gallstones. Porcelain gallbladder, a condition caused by calcium deposits in the gallbladder wall, can increase your risk as can choledochal cysts, which are outgrowths in the biliary tree. Chronic infection, obesity, smoking, and inflammation of the biliary system are risk factors as well.

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