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What is the treatment for gallbladder cancer?

Treatment options for gallbladder cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Surgery may involve removal of the gallbladder in a procedure called a cholecystectomy, with or without removal of part of the liver. Chemotherapy involves the use of medications to kill cancer cells. Radiation can be used to target a specific part of the body, thereby killing a group of cancer cells that are located in one place. For instance, radiation can be directed at the gallbladder.

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